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Neglect and Abuse Cases

Effective legal Representation in Child Neglect and Child Abuse Matters on Long Island, Westchester And the Five Burroughs of the City of New York

If there’s even a hint of a suggestion that you may be under investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) or Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) for either abuse or neglect, you want to immediately retain experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. It’s not like most other legal matters — CPS / ACS officials have a perceived duty to protect the safety and interests of your children, and need only a “reasonable suspicion” to initiate proceedings. In addition, many individuals that your child interacts with on a daily basis—teachers, doctors, counselors and others—are considered by the law to be “mandatory reporters.” If they observe anything that looks like it might be child abuse or neglect, they are required by law to report their concerns. As a result, you could find yourself facing child abuse charges or neglect and the removal of your child from your home, all based on a what you thought was a harmless incident. Don’t take chances…let us protect your rights.

At the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo, we’ve protected the rights of parents for over 45 years. We know from experience these problems can sometimes be resolved without going to court, but sometimes require hearings before a judge. We’ll work hard to get the outcome you want without the time and expense of a trial. However should legal procedures be brought against you we will take aggressive legal action to represent you and protect your children’s rights and yours.

We know when your relationship with your child is at risk, every moment counts. We’ll work closely with you throughout the legal process, keeping you fully involved and informed at all times. We’ll make certain you understand your options, as well as your likelihood of success, so that you can make appropriate decisions about how you want to proceed.

Contact us by e-mail or call us at 516-561-6645 or 7183502802 to set up a meeting. There is no cost for your first consultation.

Our Representation in Cases Involving Allegations of Neglect or Abuse

We provide expert legal representation in cases involving all types of allegations of neglect or abuse, such as:

  • Use of corporal punishment — As a general rule, corporal punishment is no longer condoned as a parenting tool. Spanking, slapping, hitting, restraining and beating can all be the basis of a neglect or abuse claim
  • Negligent parenting — We provide legal representation in cases involving all types of acts that may constitute negligent parenting, including failing to pick a child up from school or some other place, leaving the child alone and unsupervised at home, allowing the child access to dangerous items, using inappropriate methods to discipline a child (whippings, washing mouth out with soap, other physical punishments), failing to properly feed or clothe a child, abandonment, or exposure to illegal activity or illegal substances
  • Sexual abuse — Any allegations of molestation or sexual assault, including rape, fondling, photography or exhibitionism

Contact the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo

For a free initial consultation, send us an-e-mail or call our offices at 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802. Our phones are monitored 24/7.

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