Queens Abuse & Neglect
It is not uncommon for a Queens Divorce Lawyer or Queens Family Lawyer to run across child abuse and child neglect allegations. These assertions are most often seen in connection with child custody or child visitation matters. Understandably, being accused of these types of allegations creates tremendous emotional stress. Regardless as to whether the allegations are true or not, it is important that you call a Queens Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from our office today. Our office can assist you with guidance and free advice during this emotional time. We have offices to serve you throughout New York, from Manhattan to Westchester County including Queens.
Child abuse or neglect charges usually include one or more of the following elements:
- Emotional Abuse (psychological abuse, excessive yelling);
- Physical Child Abuse (including excessive corporal punishment);
- Failure to Provide Basic Necessities (including failure to provide medical and dental care, malnutrition, shelter);
- Sexual Child Abuse.
If charges have been made against you for child abuse or neglect, or you are the victim of domestic violence, you need to call a Queens Abuse and Neglect Lawyer today. These allegations can have a considerable impact on the accused parent. Not only are these assertions extremely stressful, they can bring about criminal charges against the accused parent, including endangering the welfare of a child and assault. If you are dealing with this type of situation, you may need to contact a Queens Criminal Lawyer in addition to a Family Law Attorney.
When these types of assertions are made against a parent, it is possible that they will be contacted by Administration for Children Services (ACS). If you have been contacted by ACS, it is important that you call a Queens Abuse and Neglect Lawyer as soon as possible. ACS evaluates all allegations of child abuse and neglect. You need to call a Queens Family Lawyer right away because anything you say to ACS could be unintentionally misconstrued and used against you.
Another negative consequence of these allegations is that your child visitation rights may be affected. A New York Family Court judge could be hesitant to grant child custody or child visitation to an accused parent. If you find yourself in this circumstance it is important that you call a Queens Abuse and Neglect Lawyer who can ensure that your rights, and the rights of your child are properly protected.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, or fear that your child may be the victim of abuse or neglect, a Queens Order of Protection Lawyer from our office can assist you in filing an Order for Protection in New York, or any of the surrounding counties (such as Suffolk County, Westchester County or Nassau County). In this circumstance it is extremely important to take immediate action. If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is possible that you could be charged with child neglect for permitting abuse to continue in your home in front of a child. A Queens Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can assist you in protecting your rights, and your parent-child relationship. We can offer you a free consultation and guidance in this difficult time. Call us at 800.696.9529.