Falsely Accused of Child Abuse? Your Next Steps
Building a Defense After Being Falsely Accused of Child Abuse
Unfortunately, accusations of child abuse and neglect happen frequently—especially during high-conflict child custody battles. For example, one parent may believe that accusing the other parent of child abuse or neglect will boost their own chances of securing custody. This is a precarious strategy that often leads to a serious situation necessitating skilled legal representation.
In addition, the goal of the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is to protect children from abuse and neglect. Although the DCPP tries to keep families intact, it is their responsibility to remove a child from any potentially dangerous situation.
Being falsely accused of child abuse is a serious matter, and you will need to act quickly to take actionable steps against a wrongful accusation. Read on to discover the 3 steps Lyons & Associates, P.C. recommends for parents who have been accused.
Lyons & Associates, P.C. Can Help with Abuse and Neglect Accusations
If you’ve been falsely accused of child abuse, Lyons & Associates, P.C. can help. Our experienced team of New Jersey family lawyers will work hard to protect your rights, your reputation, and your family. Contact us online or call us at (908) 575-9777 to learn how our legal team can help you successfully navigate this difficult situation.