Nassau County Abuse & Neglect
Our Nassau County Divorce Lawyers and Nassau County Family Lawyers encounter many types of cases that include allegations of child abuse and neglect. We often find these charges levied in Child Custody or visitation matters. These allegations are often used as an emotional weapon by one spouse or parent against another, and can be unfounded. Child abuse and neglect cases most commonly include some, or all of the following accusations:
- Malnutrition (including failure to provide medical treatment);
- Emotional Abuse;
- Sexual Abuse;
- Physical Abuse (excessive corporal punishment).
Whether the allegations are true or not, it is vital that you contact a Nassau County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer who understands the legal and emotional implications of these types of claims. If you are facing charges of abuse and neglect, or are a victim of domestic violence, talk to a skilled Nassau County Family Lawyer in our office today. We can provide guidance and free advice during this stressful time. We have offices to serve you throughout New York, ranging from Manhattan to Suffolk County.
Any of these allegations may not only cause emotional stress on the part of the accused parent or guardian, it can irretrievably damage the parent-child relationship. These types of allegations can create serious legal consequences as well. Child abuse allegations can bring about criminal charges for endangering the welfare of the child, or even assault. Should this occur you may need a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer as well as a Family Law Attorney.
Allegations of abuse and neglect may also affect child visitation rights for the accused parent. Any Family Court judge from Nassau County to Manhattan will be reluctant to award visitation or custody to a parent accused of these offenses. If you are in this situation it is imperative that you contact a Nassau County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer who can navigate the legal system and protect your parental rights. In any of our offices from Nassau County to anywhere in the NYC area we have an office that can help you.
If you believe that your child may be the victim of abuse or neglect, or if you yourself are a victim of domestic violence, a Nassau County Order of Protection Lawyer from our office can help you file for an Order for Protection, in New York City or any of the surrounding Counties including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. If you or your child is in danger, it is important to take immediate action. If you are a parent and a victim of abuse, you may be charged for neglect if you allow abuse to continue in the presence of your child.
In the event that you have been contacted by the Child Protective Services (CPS), you should contact an experienced Nassau County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. This agency investigates all allegations of potential child abuse and neglect. It is vital to contact a Nassau County Family Lawyer right away, because whether the allegations are true or not, any statement you make can be misunderstood by CPS. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to defend your rights and keep your relationship with your child intact. Please phone us 800.696.9529 and arrange a free consultation. We can speak at your convenience. So call us today.