Queens County Neglect Proceeding Lawyer
Accused of Abusing or Neglecting Your Child?
If a report has been filed against you, such as by a stranger, neighbor, or even the other parent of your child, saying that you neglected your child, the state takes it very seriously. An investigation will likely be launched right away by either state child welfare or local law enforcement to see if your child is being taken care of. If they suspect any type of abuse or neglect, they may attempt to take away your child until a more thorough investigation can be completed.
Even if there is no weight to the accusation, it is vital that you seek immediate representation if the police or any other agencies have been in contact with you. At the Law Office of Frank Bruno, Jr., our Queens County family lawyer understands just how scary this situation can be and we work quickly and aggressively to help keep families together.
You should call us immediately if you have been contacted by anyone from the following:
- Administration for Social Services
- Local law enforcement in Queens County
- Child Protective Services
Protecting Your Parental Rights in Queens County
Although they are out to protect your family, these agencies often make mistakes based on allegations that lead to unfairly taking away children. Our family lawyer in Queens County represents both couples and individuals who have been accused of neglect or child abuse. If you are facing child neglect or removal proceedings, you cannot afford to waste any time before getting our firm on your side to protect your rights.
Fighting False Allegations of Child Neglect
There are a number of reasons why a false allegation of child abuse or neglect can be made. In some divorce or parental rights cases, one parent will try to use false allegations to gain custody of their child. Other times, false allegations are simply a mistake, such as a bystander who misunderstands an interaction or wrongly overhears a conversation. However, the agencies in charge of child welfare tend to err on the side of caution in the case of a report of this nature.
Allow us to help ease your mind. Call us now at (718) 215-9119 for a free consultation with a Queens County neglect proceedings attorney.