Westchester County Abuse & Neglect
Normally, a Westchester County Divorce Lawyer or Westchester County Family Lawyer will see matters involving child abuse and child neglect. These claims are often, but not always, seen in relation to a child custody or child visitation matter. These assertions are often a result of an emotion legal battle, and can be groundless. Regardless as to whether these allegations have any credibility, you should contact a Westchester County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. These accusations can create considerable legal problems if not addressed right away.
Some frequently seen allegations in a child abuse and neglect case are:
- Emotional or psychological abuse (including excessive yelling, shaming);
- Physical Abuse (including shaking, hitting, biting);
- Sexual Abuse (inappropriate touching);
- Neglect (includes failure to provide for child’s physical needs).
Any of these allegations can cause irreparable harm to your parent-child relationship, as well as potentially jeopardize your parental rights. For instance, child abuse allegations can escalate into criminal charges for endangerment of a child and assault. If you are in this situation you may need to call a Westchester County Criminal Lawyer in addition to a Family Law Attorney.
Your visitation rights could also be at risk. While these allegations are pending, a New York Family Law judge may be uneasy to award you child custody or visitation. You need to contact a Westchester County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer from our office so that your parental rights are not infringed upon. We have offices from Suffolk County to Westchester and in NYC area to assist you.
If these types of claims are being made against you, you may be contacted by Child Protected Services. This state agency investigates any report of maltreatment of a child. If you are contacted by CPS is it important to call a Westchester County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer as soon as you can. This agency can have a considerable impact on your rights as a parent. Remember that anything you say to them could be unintentionally twisted, or misconstrued and used against you.
If you are in immediate danger of domestic violence or you suspect your child is being abused or neglected, call a Westchester County Abuse and Neglect Lawyer today. Failure to act on your part can result in charges being brought against you for child neglect by permitting abuse to continue in your home. A Westchester County Order for Protection Lawyer can immediately step in and obtain an Order of Protection to keep you and your child safe. We are here and ready to help. Call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to protect your rights and keep your parent-relationship intact. We have offices conveniently located, from NYC (including Manhattan) to Suffolk County. Call us for a free consultation as 800.696.9529.