When I open the file directly from my desktop, these assist lines don't seem to show. But when I Append it, these random dotted lines appear that seem to point to its parented object. Is there any possible way to hide these lines, because they can start to get really distracting when animating. Picture of my problem:
You can hide that in display tab by deselecting Relationship Lines.
Press N while in 3D-view, then uncheck the option in "Display":