Brooklyn Abuse & Neglect
A Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer or Brooklyn Family Lawyer will have cases where child abuse and neglect allegations made against their clients. These allegations can, but are not always related to a child custody or visitation matter. Because of the highly charged emotional nature of these allegations, they are often unfounded and used as an emotional attack by one spouse against another. Whether the allegations are true or not, it is important to contact a Brooklyn Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from our office to protect your rights. We can provide a free consultation during this stressful time. We have offices throughout New York, from Manhattan to Suffolk County.
If you are facing charges of child abuse or neglect, or are a victim of domestic violence it is important that you are in contact with a Brooklyn Family Lawyer that can help you navigate the legal system. Child abuse and neglect cases usually include one or more of the following allegations:
- Physical Abuse;
- Psychological & Emotional Abuse;
- Malnutrition (failure to provide heathcare);
- Sexual Abuse (including forcible touching)
These allegations can have serious legal impact on the accused parent, and impact the child-parent relationship. Child abuse allegations can also bring about criminal charges against the accused parent, including charges for endangering the welfare of a child and assault. If you are facing these types of allegations is very important that you contact a Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer as well as a Family Law Attorney promptly.
It is possible that when these types of allegations are made you could be contacted by Administration for Child Services (ACS). If this is the case you need to contact a Brooklyn Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. This agency investigates all allegations or potential child abuse and neglect. It is important to contact a Brooklyn Family Lawyer because anything you say to this agency could be misunderstood and have a negative impact on your rights.
Child abuse and neglect allegations may affect your visitation rights with your child. A New York Family Court judge may be reluctant to award child visitation or custody to a parent that has been accused of these offenses if they are proven true. If you are in this situation it is imperative that you contact a Brooklyn Abuse and Neglect Lawyer who can protect your rights and the rights of your child.
If you believe that you are the victim of domestic violence, or you child is a victim of abuse or neglect, a Brooklyn Order of Protection Lawyer from our office can assist you in filing an Order for Protection in New York City, or any of the surrounding counties including Westchester County, Suffolk County, or Nassau County. It is important that you take immediate action. If you are a parent and a victim of domestic violence, you may be charged with neglect for allowing the abuse to continue in the presence of your child. A Brooklyn Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can help you protect your rights and the rights of your child. Call us at 800.696.9529 and arrange for a free consultation. We can help, so call us today.