Child Abuse And Neglect Defense; Also Advising Complaining Witnesses

As human beings, we naturally trust people to treat us with compassion, love and care. Sadly, some take advantage of that trust and turn it into abuse or neglect. Skilled legal counsel is essential for any party in an abuse or neglect case, including family members seeking protection, as well as those being accused of such offenses. These allegations are scary and difficult to overcome.

Two of the most commonly alleged types of abuse are:

  • Physical
  • Emotional

Unfortunately, physical abuse is not uncommon. Allegations of physical abuse may stem from reports of beatings, sexual assault and other kinds of abuse that jeopardize the health and safety of others.

Emotional abuse is more difficult to recognize — and also more difficult to defend against when in the face of accusations of this type of abuse. Accusers and witnesses often claim to have experienced or observed threats, isolation, humiliation and degradation, with cumulative effects becoming apparent over time.

If your child has suffered abuse or if you suspect abuse, it is wise to investigate for peace of mind and for the well-being of the ones you love. Ask a family law attorney at our firm for advice if you face this difficult situation.

On the other hand, if you have been accused of, or charged with abuse or neglect, it is very important to contact one of our defense attorneys as soon as possible. Shon Cook Law, PC, has experience representing clients who have been accused of child abuse and neglect, both in family law court and criminal court. If you have a child abuse or neglect case pending with the court, you should contact our attorneys right away.

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