Bronx Abuse & Neglect
A Bronx Family Lawyer or Bronx Divorce Lawyer will frequently handle cases that involve child abuse and neglect allegations. Many times, these allegations are seen in child visitation or child custody cases. These types of accusations are emotionally charged, and devastating to the accused parent. If you are facing these types of allegations it is important to contact a Bronx Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from our offices today. We can provide guidance and free legal advice at an extremely stressful time.
While it is often found that the allegations aren’t true, the accused parent should take immediate action to ensure that their rights are adequately protected. There are legal factors that should be addressed by a Bronx Family Lawyer right away. Child abuse allegations, for example, can bring about criminal charges against the accused parent for abuse such as endangering the welfare of a child. Should this occur it may be necessary to contact a Bronx Criminal Lawyer as well as a Family Law Attorney.
Child abuse and neglect cases commonly include some, or all of the following accusations:
- Physical Abuse (extreme corporal punishment);
- Excessive Emotional Abuse;
- Malnutrition (or failure to provide medical attention or basic necessities);
- Sexual Abuse.
Allegations of child abuse can negatively impact child visitation rights for the accused parent. A New York Family Court judge may be reluctant to award child custody or visitation to an accused parent. If you are in this situation it is important that you contact a Bronx Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away to protect your parental rights. In any of our offices from Nassau County to NYC area we have an office that can help.
If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect you may be contacted by Administration of Child Services (ACS). If you are contacted by ACS you should contact a Brooklyn Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. This agency investigates all allegations of potential child abuse and neglect, and anything you say could be misconstrued and negatively affect your parental rights.
If you suspect that your child may be the victim of child abuse or neglect, or you yourself are a victim of domestic violence, a Bronx Order Protection Lawyer from our office can assist you in filing an Order for Protection, in New York City or surrounding counties Suffolk County, Nassau County and Westchester County. If your child’s safety is in danger it is important to take immediate action. If you are victim of domestic violence, you may be charged for neglect by allowing the abuse to continue in the presence of your child. A Bronx Abuse and Neglect Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can help. We are committed to protecting your rights and the rights of your child. Please phone us at 800.696.9529 and arrange for a free consultation. We can speak at your convenience, so please call us today.