Staten Island Abuse & Neglect
A Staten Island Family Lawyer or Staten Island Divorce Lawyer from our office will customarily see cases involving child abuse or child neglect allegations. These accusations are often, but not always, levied in relation to child abuse or child neglect cases. Even if these assertions are groundless, they can have a detrimental impact on your parental rights, and your relationship with your child. If you are in this circumstance, it is extremely important to contact a Staten Island Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. The experienced lawyers in our office can offer a free legal consultation and guidance during this difficult time. We have offices throughout New York and including Queens Bronx Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the surrounding counties to help you.
Child abuse and neglect claims can include issues such as:
- Physical Child Abuse;
- Sexual Abuse (including inappropriate touching);
- Emotional and Physiological Abuse;
- Failure to Provide Adequate Healthcare (malnutrition, withholding appropriate medical treatment).
In addition to the emotional fall out that can occur from these assertions, there are potential legal consequences that should be addressed right way. For instance, child abuse allegations can escalate into criminal charges for endangering the welfare of a child and assault. Should this occur, you may need a Staten Island Criminal Lawyer as well as a Family Law Attorney.
Child Protective Services is an agency that responds to all reports of child abuse and maltreatment. If you have encountered these types of allegations, you may be contacted by Child Protective Services (CPS). If contacted, you should call a Staten Island Abuse and Neglect Lawyer today. This agency can have a great impact on your parental rights, and anything you say can be misunderstood and used against you.
Additionally, your child visitation rights may be at risk. A New York Family Court judge may not readily allow child visitation and custody when a parent has been accused of these offenses. You should contact a Staten Island Abuse and Neglect Lawyer who can step in and protect your rights and the rights of your child.
If you living with domestic violence, or suspect your child is being abused or neglected, you need to act today. As the parent, you could be found guilty of neglect for allowing ongoing abuse to take place in your home in the presence of a child. A Staten Island Order of Protection Lawyer can provide immediate assistance and file an Order for Protection in NYC, or any surrounding counties such as Westchester County, Suffolk County or Nassau County. The Staten Island Abuse and Neglect Lawyers here at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are ready to step in and provide you with the sound advice that you need. Call us at 800.696.9529 and arrange for a free appointment.