The laws surrounding child abuse and neglect are complicated, and whether you are accused or the one to report a case hoping to prevent child abuse, an experienced family lawyer can help guide you throughout the process. Our family law attorneys know the value of personal client attention and are well-practiced in the area of family law. We also understand the complex and diverse nature of child abuse related cases, and we will work with you to provide all the knowledge and experience that is at our disposal.
What you need to know about child abuse:
At its core, this type of abuse is divided into three major areas: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. A parent’s drug and alcohol abuse can also be classified as child abuse in some situations. Medical records, eyewitness accounts, and victim testimonials are required by the court to prove abuse. Regardless of whether you are the accused or the one reporting the case, our team of legal professionals will advise you on how each of these factors may influence your case.
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Child neglect is when a caregiver fails to provide for a child’s basic needs. Withholding food, shelter, supervision, education, and emotional support can all be considered forms of neglect and harm to a child.
The state of South Carolina has statutes in place to protect children, but court proceedings can vindicate those wrongfully accused. Suspicions of false accusations, or injuries as a result of an accident, are among defenses against charges of child abuse or neglect.
Persons involved with abuse and neglect cases should immediately seek a consult from an experienced family law attorney. If you suspect an issue with the charges, or you are looking to prevent any further harm to your children, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey can help with these family law matters. Call our office at (864) 523-7738 to request an appointment with us today.