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Yonkers Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

When you face legal challenges related to child abuse, child neglect, or child custody, your chances of successfully mounting a strong defense depend on the quality, competence, and experience of the lawyers you hire. The stakes in abuse and neglect cases are quite high both emotionally and financially. Only by choosing an attorney who aggressively represents your interests do you increase the chances of emerging victorious against the plaintiff or defendant.

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Child Abuse

Arguably the most critical child abuse prevention strategy parents can employ is good communication with their children. Encourage your children to share any concerns and problems they may have with you. If you send them to daycare providers or babysitters, screen your child’s caretaker or day care provider. Also, make sure you have the right to drop in and visit the provider’s facility at appropriate times.

In collaboration with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Westchester County employs a nationally recognized child-finding system named Code Adam in public parks and some public buildings. In addition to that, the New York State Amber Alert Plan, a voluntary partnership between law enforcement, broadcasters and others is ready to immediately involve the public, especially motorists, in the search for an abducted child.

New York’s Leading Abuse and Divorce Attorneys

The Spodek Law Group, a team of attorneys with more than 50-year experience helping domestic abuse, educational institutions abuse, and nursing home abuse victims, offers reliability and a proven track record to you as well. As advocates with hundreds of abuse and neglect cases successfully concluded to our credit, our New York legal team can use tested legal techniques to defend your case too.

High-Quality Legal Representation in New York

The Spodek Law Group starts by seeking to understand your legal issues before making a decision on the best strategy to secure victory for divorce and neglect clients. Evaluating each case, which gives the opportunity for providing individualized advice to our customers, is the hallmark of our practice.

You can expect full commitment and excellent services from us always. We have a wealth of knowledge about divorce and child neglect matters to help you make the right choices whether your case is settled out-of-court or before a magistrate. Common allegations in nursing homes include lack of hygiene, use of chemical sedatives, bed sore cases, and emotional abuse by staff.

Accused of Child Abuse in New York?

When a parent struggles with child neglect accusations and the child stays in a children’s home for protection, the father or mother feels guilty and helpless. The New York Department of Human Services may begin the legal process to have you pay for dependency and action taken against you for neglect.

The NY social workers may contact you concerning the neglect or abuse of your child. It will help to consult our lawyers for guidance on how to defend yourself. Also, as a teacher or nursing home caretaker accused of abuse, do not risk starting a defense plan without a lawyer’s input.

These assertions are often made in the heat of an emotional legal battle, and are sometimes groundless. Regardless of whether these allegations have any validity, you should get in touch with a Yonkers Abuse and Neglect Lawyer right away. Those kinds of accusations can create considerable legal problems if they are not addressed right away.

Some common allegations in child abuse and neglect cases are:

  • Physical Abuse, which can include shaking, hitting and biting,
  • Emotional or psychological abuse which can include excessive yelling or shaming,
  • Sexual Abuse, including inappropriate touching, and 
  • General Neglect or failure to provide for a child’s physical needs.

Any of these kinds of allegations can render irreparable harm to your parent-child relationship.  They could potentially jeopardize your parental rights. For example, a child abuse allegation can escalate into criminal charges of endangerment of a child and assault. If you are in a situation like this, you should reach out to a criminal Lawyer in addition to a Yonkers Family Law Attorney.

Your visitation rights with your children could also be at risk. While the case examining allegations is pending, a New York Family Law judge may be wary about awarding you any child custody or visitation. You need to have a Yonkers abuse and neglect lawyer from our office to help make sure that your parental rights are not infringed upon. 

What is an Abuse and Neglect Allegation?

NY child abuse laws fall under the penal code and deal with the cruelty suffered by children. Physical maltreatment, exploitation, sexual assault, physical battering are forms of child abuse. Neglect may involve abandonment, the failure to provide food, water, medication, heat, eyeglasses, cleanliness, dentures, and health services.

To the NY Human Services Department, allegations of child maltreatment are a serious issue. Upon the filing of a child abuse case against a parent, the department may authorize the removal of your child for a temporary stay in a relatives’ house or foster home.

It is never easy to regain your parental rights after the action by the Social Services. Our attorneys will work with you to prevent your name being entered into the New York registry of child abusers.

How to Respond to Neglect and Abuse Allegations

As much as you possibly can, you need to avoid talking to the investigators looking into the neglect or abuse case. As the case may have both criminal and civil consequences, let our lawyers handle the issue on your behalf.

How You Report Child Abuse or Neglect

In the state of New York,reports of abuse or maltreatment are fielded by the State Central Register.  The State Central Register is located in Albany. There is a special telephone hotline which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone number to put in a report is (800) 342-3720. Calls are accepted from the general public, who are able to keep themselves anonymous when reporting, and also from certain professionals who by law are designated as mandated reporters. Reports of abuse or maltreatment can be made for children from birth up to their 18th birthday. Every county has its own Child Protective Services Department. In order for authorities in Yonkers to begin an investigation, a report must first be made to and accepted by the New York State Central Registry.


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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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