NYC Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
A NYC Family Lawyer or NYC Divorce Lawyer will sometimes come across child abuse and neglect allegations. Often, but not always, we see them in relation to child custody or visitation cases. Understandably, these allegations create extreme stress for the accused parent. The allegations are often made by one spouse against another for the purpose of creating emotional distress, and are frequently not true. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to contact a NYC Abuse and Neglect lawyer from our office right away. We have offices throughout New York area, from Manhattan to Suffolk County, and can lend guidance and support in this stressful time.
Child abuse and neglect cases typically contain some or all of the following accusations:
- Child Abuse (physical);
- Psychological Abuse (emotional);
- Malnutrition (failure to provide medical care or dental care);
- Sexual Abuse.
If you are dealing with charges of child abuse or neglect, or you are a victim of domestic violence, it is imperative that you contact a NYC Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. Even if the allegations aren’t true, you will need an experienced NYC Family Lawyer to protect your parental rights and the rights of your child. Child abuse allegations can precipitate criminal charges in some instances for endangering the welfare of a child and assault. If you find yourself in this circumstance, you may need a NYC Criminal Lawyer in addition to a Family Law Attorney.
These allegations can have a negative impact on your child visitation rights. Any New York Family Court judge will think twice before awarding child visitation or custody to a parent with the allegations pending. You will need to contact an experienced NYC Abuse and Neglect lawyer to help you navigate through this and protect not only your rights but the rights of you child.
When these allegations are levied against a parent, it is not uncommon for them to be contacted by Child Protective Services (CPS). This agency was created to investigate child abuse and neglect cases. If you have been contacted by CPS, it is important that you contact a NYC Abuse and Neglect Lawyer. Things that you say to the CPS can be misread by the agency and have a negative impact on your case. Contact a knowledgeable NYC Family Lawyer from one of our many offices to assist you in this matter. We have offices throughout the NYC and Long Island area are here to help.
If you or your child feel threatened, or are the victim of domestic violence, you need to take action now. If there is abuse going on in your home you may be charged with neglect for allowing this abuse to continue with a child in your care. A NYC Order of Protection Lawyer from our office can provide immediate assistance and file an Order for Protection in NYC or any county including Nassau County, Westchester County or Suffolk County. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated to not only protect your rights but the rights of your child. Call us and arrange for a free consultation right away at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW (1.800.696.9529).