When you’re co-parenting with the mother, many things can feel like malicious mother syndrome.
So, what is malicious mother syndrome?
Malicious mother syndrome is considered a behavioral issue.
It’s where the mother acts purposefully and vengefully towards the father during or after a divorce.
Malicious mother syndrome must meet these criteria.
It’s natural that there is a lot of anger developed during a divorce.
But sometimes mothers use their children as leverage against fathers.
The children may be the only thing the mother can use to get back at the father.
Parental alienation gets used to lash out at the father for the divorce.
During parental alienation, the child distances themselves from the father.
This is a result of the mother psychologically manipulating the child against the father.
This “distance” shows up in the child as:
This is when a mother:
Sometimes, a mother will do this when the father owes child support.
For the mother, this can result in:
One of the main factors in malicious mother syndrome is lying to the children.
Mothers will lie to their children about the father.
These lies can include things like:
These are things we see happen all the time.
These malicious mother syndrome activities manipulate the children.
And it makes the children wrongfully dislike the father.
You probably want to know specific examples of malicious mother syndrome.
That way you can tell if it’s legally happening to you.
Some examples of malicious mother syndrome are:
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The goal of malicious mother syndrome is to get back at the other father.
This gets accomplished by deteriorating the relationship that the father has with the child.
Short term, the effects of this on the children are:
Longer-term effects on children are:
Malicious mother syndrome breaks numerous laws and court orders.
For that reason, there are numerous legal consequences to malicious mother syndrome.
And each action has different types of legal consequences.
Here are some examples of situations and the consequences.
These legal consequences come with:
But, separate from this, there are also violations of civil law, like:
These types of civil violations violate court orders.
This is because custody and visitation are court orders.
When this happens, the courts are likely to:
If you are experiencing malicious mother syndrome:
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