If you are facing child abuse or neglect accusations, you are at risk of having your children removed from your home and your parental rights terminated. At Queens-based Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., our attorneys help parents throughout New York City defend against child neglect accusations and preserve their relationships with their children.
Accused Of Child Neglect? Fight The Charges And Keep Your Children
If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect, you are facing a serious accusation. You need a serious attorney to protect your rights.
The New York State Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has a duty to investigate any reports of child neglect or abuse. Whether an abuse or neglect accusation was made by your child’s other parent during a child custody dispute or divorce proceeding, or by another family member or a third party such as a teacher, OCFS thoroughly investigates every claim.
A child neglect or abuse accusation brings criminal charges, social scrutiny, and the possibility of having your custody, visitation and parental rights terminated. At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., we take child neglect accusations seriously and work hard to defeat the claims and protect your parental rights.
Protecting Children From Harmful Parents
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., we care about our clients and their families. While we typically believe it is in the best interest of minor children to maintain a relationship with both parents, sometimes that is not the case. When parents are abusive or neglectful toward their children, it is necessary to act fast to prevent further harm from occurring.
Seeking a termination of parental rights is a serious action. Terminating the parental rights of your child’s other parent not only eliminates his or her right to see your child, it also eliminates your right to receive child support from that parent. However, if neglect or abuse is present, our lawyers will take necessary steps to obtain restraining orders, modify custody and visitation arrangements, and terminate parental rights to protect minor children.