Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for custody cases to involve a parent who refuses to reasonably communicate, co-parent, and even alienate the children from the other parent. Below are some strategies to deal with parental alienation or an uncooperative parent in litigation:
Use discovery to obtain more information regarding the parent's allegations.
Request that a custody evaluation be performed.
Request that a Guardian Ad Litem be appointed for the minor children.
Request that both parents complete a comprehensive parenting course.
Maintain an even temper, be the more reasonable and logical parent, and keep your emotions under control. Never retaliate, thereby adding to the problem.
Keep a journal of key events, describing what happened and when.
Always show up at scheduled visitation exchanges and keep scheduled telephone visitation, even if you know your children will not be there or will not answer the phone.
Make the most of the time you do have with your children and never discuss the litigation with them or speak poorly of the other parent in the children's presence.
Do not violate any court orders and do not withhold court-ordered child support.
Document all communications with the other parent, whether by text, e-mail, or a recorded conversation in which you are a participant.