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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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" Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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Manhattan Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect are not uncommon in divorce or child custody cases. In many cases, these claims are completely unfounded and were fabricated solely for purposes of gaining a favorable decision from the court. Regardless of whether the allegations are true or false, you need a Manhattan Abuse and Neglect lawyer to help protect your family and reputation. If you are a victim of domestic violence, an experienced abuse and neglect lawyer can help guide you through this upsetting ordeal.

Child Abuse and Neglect

When an allegation of child abuse or neglect is made, it typically involves one of the following forms of mistreatment:

Not only can these allegations affect custody decisions, but they can also result in criminal charges being filed against the alleged offender. These charges may include assault or endangering the welfare of a child. If these charges have been levied against you, the Spodek Law Group may be able to help. Their team understands the damage these types of accusations can have on the relationship between a child and the accused parent. They also understand the serious legal consequences associated with these charges.

In Manhattan and other parts of New York City, family court judges are reluctant to award custody to a parent that has been implicated in a child abuse case. These allegations can also have a negative impact on privileges like unsupervised visitation. It takes a lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of the family court system to help protect your parental rights.

Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

If you have reason to believe that your child has been a victim of abuse or neglect at the hands of a former spouse, it is imperative that you act immediately. For the child’s safety, and your own, you need to make sure that all incidents of violence are swiftly and properly reported to the authorities.

Parents who are victims of domestic violence often make the mistake of not reporting violent incidents. This can result in charges of neglect if the abuse continues to occur in front of the child. A Child Abuse and Neglect lawyer can walk you through the process of petitioning for an Order of Protection.

In cases where abuse or neglect has taken place, there may be options to help avoid taking the case to court. If you choose to go that route, a seasoned family law attorney can help you work towards keeping your family intact.

Child Abuse or Neglect Investigations

In New York City, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is the office that investigates allegations of child abuse or neglect. For those who reside in Westchester County or Long Island, Child Protective Services (CPS) is the investigating agency. If a representative of ACS or CPS reaches out to you about your child, you need to contact a Manhattan abuse and neglect lawyer immediately. A lawyer can explain that regardless of whether or not you are found guilty of the alleged abuse, the statements you make when talking to ACS or CPS can be misconstrued and used against you.

How a Manhattan Abuse and Neglect Attorney Can Help

Since 1976, Spodek Law Group has been working hard to help families just like yours deal with allegations of abuse and neglect. Our team can help you maintain a relationship with your child while also defending your rights as a parent. If you have been accused of abusing or neglecting a child, give our office a call today.

What if my attorney is dragging out the divorce?

Sometimes, people decide to find another NYC divorce lawyer because they think their existing attorney is dragging their feet. This can happen. In some cases though, it’s not because of your attorneys fault. Sometimes, it can be that your spouse is being unreasonable, and as a result it’s slowing the entire process down. Things like child custody, alimony, and property division, can take a while to settle. If your spouse is being unreasonable, it can delay the process – and you may think it’s your attorneys fault, when it’s truly not. If you feel your lawyer is dragging his/her feet, we encourage you to contact our NYC divorce attorneys today.

Below are some common instances that can slow down your case

  1. Spouse is taking ridiculous positions on child custody, not consistent with your children’s best interest. Your attorney is trying to negotiate, but is not seeing success. In this case, it might be best to expedite – and ask a judge to make a judgement. Sometimes, parents who have no business asking for custody, may ask for it – because “they feel,” they are entitled.
  2. Your spouse is self employed. In this instance, your spouse might be playing games with his/her income, and underreporting it. This requires a forensic accountant to look at the situation – and means you will need to wait.
  3. Property division can be difficult to negotiate. In states like New York, couples with a lot of property and assets, can be difficult to divide. In situations like this, it’s important you realize it may not be your divorce attorney dragging his feet – it’s just that the process takes time.
  4. Your spouse’s lawyer is creating problems on purpose, in order to bill his client more money. Some attorneys unfortunately misguide their clients and create “problems,” in order to bill their clients for additional hours of work. They focus on making money, instead of focusing on their client’s best interests.

If you believe that your attorney is dragging out the process, or if you’re uncertain – we highly recommend you reach out to our NYC law firm today. Our attorneys can evaluate your case, and let you know if we see something unethical going on. While it’s rare that an attorney will purposefully sabotage your case, it has happened in the past. That’s why getting a second opinion can be extremely useful. If you decide that you simply want new representation, our NYC divorce law firm can take over any case, at any time.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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