Sexual Abuse in Custody Cases
Our Torrance Family Attorneys Are Intent on Protecting Your Child
Initially, a divorce might be just between you and your spouse, but the
future ramifications extend far beyond this. Especially in situations
where sexual abuse is a problem, children are directly affected by your
decision to divorce. Sexual abuse can impact child custody decisions in
a very significant way and if you suspect that it exists, it is imperative
that you speak up right away.
Because it can be difficult to prove that your former spouse is sexually
abusing your child, you can benefit from retaining a
Torrance child custody attorney. Our firm has been recognized for the exceptional divorce assistance we
offer and is committed to achieving your desired outcome. With such a
serious matter at hand, there is simply no room to take any chances.
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filling out our online form today.
How does sexual abuse impact a custody decision?
Children who are sexually abused may display certain behaviors, such as
bedwetting, undue fear, poor school performance, and withdrawal from family
members. If you can prove that a problem exists, or raise enough reasonable
concern, the court may take immediate action.
Any of the following can occur if the court finds proof of sexual abuse:
- Taking away custody from the abusive parent after divorce
Denying custody rights during
Courts are careful to ensure that a child’s best interests are protected
before finalizing a custody decision. However, even if your fears arise after
custody is assigned, it is not too late to say something. The sooner you
voice your concerns, the more quickly the court is able to investigate
Call Our Torrance & South Bay Child Custody Lawyers Now
Knowing the legal complications that can arise in light of sexual abuse
allegations, many parents often wonder, “Is it worth it to say something?”
Unique situations notwithstanding, our answer is almost always, “Yes.” Your child’s well-being is at risk and you may be able to
protect them from a lifetime of pain.
Fortunately, you are not in this alone. At Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation,
we take an aggressive stand for the justice our clients deserve.
Get in touch with us today to begin your case.