Physical and mental abuse or neglect of a child or children is taken extremely seriously by the New York courts in considering custody awards and visitation rights.
An “abused child” is a child whose parent inflicts serious physical injury or substantial risk of such injury, or commits an act of sex abuse against the child. A parent can also be guilty of child abuse by allowing another person to inflict or risk serious injuries upon that child.
Children raised in a violent home environment experience fear, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. They learn to use physical violence as an outlet for anger and are more likely to use violence to solve problems as adults. Domestic violence often escalates and intensifies after the parents’ separation and divorce.
A child is considered maltreated when a parent or someone legally responsible for the child’s care does not provide the child with food, clothing, shelter, education or medical care, or adequate supervision for the child. Also, if a parent engages in excessive use of drugs or alcohol which interferes with the ability to adequately supervise the child.
The NY Family Court Act establishes specific procedures to help protect children from injury or mistreatment and to help safeguard children’s physical, mental and emotional well being. Under the NY Family Court Act, a parent of a child under the age of 18 is guilty of neglect if he/she unreasonably inflicts, or allows to be inflicted, harm or substantial risk of harm to the child, including excessive corporal punishment.
It The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC will swiftly take steps to ensure that the abuse stops and the negligent party is held accountable.
If you or a loved one believe that they have been a victim of neglect or abuse call The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC at (914) 292-9272.
Let’s talk about it. Call The Law Offices of Joseph S. Gulino, Jr., Esq., PLLC at (914) 292-9272
In most cases you will pay nothing at all whether your case is successful or not.
Yes. In most cases three years, but there are exceptions. Now is the best time to act.
In high risk or complex cases we may agree with you from the outset that a success fee of up to 25% may be charged. This will not be payable if your claim is unsuccessful.
Probably not. Most cases settle. We often need to issue court proceeding to move matters along but it is rare for a case to go all the way to trial.