Custody Cases and Child Abuse
The possible presence or even just the allegation of child abuse can dramatically change the outcome of a child custody case. Child abuse may even have been the main reason for the divorce. Either way, whether the allegations came about prior to or during the divorce, the first priority is the safety of the child and such allegations should never be taken lightly.
The normal rule of “innocent until proven guilty” does not usually apply in cases of child abuse allegations. The safety of the child should always be taken into consideration before anything else. To find out more about child abuse and custody cases, contact the Denton Divorce Lawyers of Alexander and Associates at 972-420-6560.
Steps to Take in Cases of Child Abuse Allegations
If child abuse allegations come about or if there is any reason to suspect that a child is being abused during the course of a custody hearing, the following steps should be taken:
- The child should be taken to a respected and experienced therapist who specializes in child psychology
- If there is any evidence of abuse, or if the therapist suspects that abuse is taking place, his or her report should be used to obtain a court order to remove the child from the potentially dangerous environment
- After the child is in a safe place, the trial should proceed.
Child abuse allegations are very serious and the safety of the child should always come above personal vendettas between the spouses.
To find out more about child abuse and custody cases, contact the Denton Divorce Lawyers of Alexander and Associates at 972-420-6560.
Client Information Form
Copyright © -
Alexander & Associates
190 Civic Circle, Suite 155
We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Mastercard