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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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NY Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

New York laws pertaining to the abuse and neglect of a minor child include significant sanctions and repercussions for people found to have violated these statutes. A person who finds his or her self involved in a situation involving an accusation of child abuse and neglect needs to understand basic legal rights. In addition, a person in this type of situation needs to further understand the importance of retaining representation from a skilled, experienced, tenacious NY abuse and neglect lawyer.

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When an allegation of child abuse or neglect is made, a person may face criminal prosecution. While that is always a possibility, there are other legal consequences as well. For example, allegations of abuse and neglect can play a role in family law proceedings.

Abuse and Neglect Allegations in Divorce Proceedings

If allegations of abuse and neglect are made in a divorce case, serious ramifications can occur. For example, a parent accused of abuse and neglect in a divorce case can result in that party being precluded from having any type of custody of a child. This type of situation can preclude a parent from seeking either legal or physical custody of a child.

Visitation may be a possibility. However, that can be aa challenging issue as well. When an allegation of abuse or neglect arises in divorce proceedings, the accused may be limited to having supervised visitation with a child.

Changing Custody or Visitation Order When Allegation of Abuse Arises

If there exists a custody and visitation order, possible grounds for altering such a decree would be an allegation of abuse or neglect. New York law permits the alteration of a custody or parenting time order when a material change of circumstances occurs. Abuse and neglect of a child represents this level of change that can warrant a change in a custody or visitation order.

The process of amending a custody or visitation order begins by filing a motion to alter or amend a custody or visitation order. Absent an agreement between the parties to alter or amend a custody or visitation order, the court will conduct a hearing. Following a hearing, the court will issue an order addressing the existing custody or visitation order.

An order altering custody may require the accused parent to participate in counseling or treatment. In time, the parent accused of abuse may be able to enjoy more regular access to the child or children involved in the case.

Retain an Experienced NY Abuse & Neglect Lawyer

A person who faces an accusation of abuse or neglect in a divorce or post-divorce proceeding best protects his or her rights and interests by retaining legal representation. The first step in retaining a NY abuse and neglect lawyer is scheduling an initial consultation.

During an initial consultation, an attorney provides an evaluation of a case. In addition, legal counsel provides strategies to address allegations of abuse or neglect in a divorce or post-divorce matter. A prospective client also has the opportunity to ask questions regarding the case. As a matter of general practice, an attorney does not charge a fee for an initial consultation in this type of legal situation.

New York Abuse & Neglect Lawyers

New York has very strict laws involving the abuse and neglect of minors. This is a serious offense with serious consequences. Abuse of a minor can involve many forms including mental, physical, sex abuse, emotional abuse and denial of care. Unfortunately, some people make accusations in order to win custody or get the upper hand on the other parent. Any person who finds themselves at the mercy of child abuse accusations should contact an attorney at their earliest convenience. This is something that should be addressed immediately. An accusation of this sort can be damaging to your reputation and could land you in jail for a long time.

If you are convicted of abuse and neglect of a child, you could be arrested and spend a number of years behind bars. If you are accused of this type of abuse during divorce proceedings, you could be stripped of all your parental rights. This is a reason why individuals an who has been accused should seek out proper representation to clear his or her name. A skilled attorney will help you at all costs. They will also do everything they can to ensure the rights of the child are not violated.

An accusation against a person for abuse can have life long repercussions for the child and the parent. The relationship may never be repaired. Family courts are very reluctant to even allow individuals who have been accused to visit their child even supervised. Hiring an experienced child abuse attorney is the best route you can go to prove your innocence. Your attorney will fight for your rights and ensure that you have a fair hearing.

However, any individual who has reason to believe that their child has suffered abuse of any type should contact the police immediately. This is a situation that should be acted upon as quickly as possible. Also, any woman who has been abused and neglects to report abuse against the child can also be charged. A good attorney will do all they can to help the family and prepare paperwork.

In New York, the Association for Children’s Services will do a full investigation of the matters. The accused parent can either be found guilty in family court to having cause abuse or they will be cleared. The investigation will consist of the interviewing of several individuals. There is no time period for how long the investigation may take. It could last for ten days or 30 days.

Any person who has been accused of abusing a child should know their rights. It is imperative that you contact a lawyer immediately. These are very serious charges that can rock the family to its core. Call an experienced attorney today for a free consultation. When called in for a free consultation, you will receive a case assessment. Your legal counsel will provide strategies to help address the charges.

Never attempt to represent yourself. When it comes to very delicate yet serious situations like this, it is unwise to go into a courtroom without the benefit of an attorney. You could inadvertently say something that could be misconstrued. You should only let an individual who is fully-aware of abuse and neglect laws to help you. This could be the difference in you going to jail or walking free. Get a consultation today.


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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.
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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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