Neglect and Abuse in Child Custody Cases
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Even under the most normal circumstances,
child custody is never the favorite subject for divorcing parents. Factor in additional
concerns, like neglect and abuse, and custody arrangements suddenly become
a whole different ball game. The court’s job is to uphold the best
interests of the child and if one parent has a history of abuse, this
can seriously impact the final orders.
This can also make it difficult on you. More than anything, you deserve
to know that your child will be taken care of and protected. Our firm
is here to represent you and fight for what is best for your family. As
Torrance & South Bay child custody lawyers with over 60 years of shared
experience, you can trust our expertise in handling your case.
Recognizing the Various Forms of Child Abuse
Child abuse manifests itself in a number of different ways, but the most
common are physical, sexual, and verbal. The victimized child often doesn’t
say anything because they don’t want to cause problems or make the
situation worse. Unfortunately, this allows the abuse to perpetuate and
may even go unnoticed by the court when it comes time to create custody orders.
Child abuse can become apparent in all of the following areas:
Physical abuse: occurs when one parent physically harms or injures the child; generally
involves unpredictability, anger, and intimidation to force the child to obey
Sexual abuse: occurs when one parent takes advantage of the child sexually; can cause
the child to feel guilty or embarrassed, therefore preventing them from
voicing their feelings
Verbal abuse: impacts the child emotionally, due to humiliation, bullying, and belittling;
verbal abuse can damage a child permanently
Retaining a lawyer can help ensure that the abusive parent is not given
custody of your child, no matter what kind of a front they put up in court.
Abuse is serious and should be handled as such.
Family-Oriented Child Custody Attorneys in Torrance
We understand that child custody decisions can be emotionally draining.
At Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation, we make every effort to simplify
the process as much as possible for you. We can carefully review the circumstances
of your case and represent you with determination in court.
Don’t let abuse or neglect become a lifelong problem that your child
faces. Partner with our firm for comprehensive support throughout South
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