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Category: Child Abuse

What Do I Do If I Suspect My Spouse Abusing My Child?

Abuse is a difficult subject to talk about, especially when it involves a child. Unfortunately, child abuse is more common than parents may realize. One out of every four girls and one in six boys will experience abuse before they turn 18. In nine out of ten cases, the victim knows their abuser. That can …

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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 …

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Co-Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Divorce can be stressful for the children involved, but this is especially true when the children have special needs. While all divorcing parents must find a way to put their children’s needs ahead of any animosity toward their ex-spouse, parents of children with special needs have an even more pronounced obligation to be open to …

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Being Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

For many parents engaged in a bitter custody battle, one of the biggest fears is being accused of child abuse by the other parent. Victims of false allegations often experience shock and fear as they face an investigation and potential removal of their children. By taking the following action steps, falsely accused parents can put …

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Child Abuse During Divorce

According to child advocacy group Childhelp, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the United States. Research shows that emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in childhood has an impact on a growing person’s long-term health. Adverse childhood experiences put kids at greater risk for everything from alcohol and drug abuse to …

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Child Protection Records

In a per curiam decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the confidentiality of Child Protection Records and encouraged the Legislature to amend the law to provide more clarity.  Under the recent case of State v. Young (A-61-16, decided May 24, 2018), Mr. Young was a local politician who came to learn that one of …

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Negative childhood trauma can significantly impact adult health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Physical and emotional neglect are also covered under this term. Other situations that qualify as ACEs are having a parent who abuses drugs or alcohol, is in jail, is mentally ill, or is personally a victim …

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Digital Spying

Over the past few decades, technology has changed the divorce process in unsettling ways. With apps and trackers revealing a spouse’s online and in-person activity, technology offers more transparency than ever. However, experts believe that “digital spying” is essentially stalking and should have legal and criminal repercussions. GPS trackers are among the most common digital …

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Parental Alienation

Divorce can be a difficult time for couples that have children, especially if hard feelings exist between parents. Although many parents put aside their differences for the sake of their children and take measures for equal distribution of parenting time, animosity may result in parental alienation. While parental relationships can become strained during a divorce, …

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What to Do When Your Child Is Being Abused by Your Ex’s New Partner

Divorced spouses often deal with issues such as child custody, parenting time, and alimony. They may even pursue new relationships or remarry. In such cases, children must adjust to spending time with any new partners their parents may have. However, if your child is being abused by your ex’s new partner, it is not in …

Continue Reading…

What Do I Do If I Suspect My Spouse Abusing My Child?

Abuse is a difficult subject to talk about, especially when it involves a child. Unfortunately, child abuse is more common than parents may realize. One out of every four girls and one in six boys will experience abuse before they turn 18. In nine out of ten cases, the victim knows their abuser. That can …

Continue Reading…

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 …

Continue Reading…

Co-Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Divorce can be stressful for the children involved, but this is especially true when the children have special needs. While all divorcing parents must find a way to put their children’s needs ahead of any animosity toward their ex-spouse, parents of children with special needs have an even more pronounced obligation to be open to …

Continue Reading…

Being Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

For many parents engaged in a bitter custody battle, one of the biggest fears is being accused of child abuse by the other parent. Victims of false allegations often experience shock and fear as they face an investigation and potential removal of their children. By taking the following action steps, falsely accused parents can put …

Continue Reading…

Child Abuse During Divorce

According to child advocacy group Childhelp, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the United States. Research shows that emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in childhood has an impact on a growing person’s long-term health. Adverse childhood experiences put kids at greater risk for everything from alcohol and drug abuse to …

Continue Reading…

Child Protection Records

In a per curiam decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the confidentiality of Child Protection Records and encouraged the Legislature to amend the law to provide more clarity.  Under the recent case of State v. Young (A-61-16, decided May 24, 2018), Mr. Young was a local politician who came to learn that one of …

Continue Reading…

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Negative childhood trauma can significantly impact adult health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Physical and emotional neglect are also covered under this term. Other situations that qualify as ACEs are having a parent who abuses drugs or alcohol, is in jail, is mentally ill, or is personally a victim …

Continue Reading…

Digital Spying

Over the past few decades, technology has changed the divorce process in unsettling ways. With apps and trackers revealing a spouse’s online and in-person activity, technology offers more transparency than ever. However, experts believe that “digital spying” is essentially stalking and should have legal and criminal repercussions. GPS trackers are among the most common digital …

Continue Reading…

Parental Alienation

Divorce can be a difficult time for couples that have children, especially if hard feelings exist between parents. Although many parents put aside their differences for the sake of their children and take measures for equal distribution of parenting time, animosity may result in parental alienation. While parental relationships can become strained during a divorce, …

Continue Reading…

What to Do When Your Child Is Being Abused by Your Ex’s New Partner

Divorced spouses often deal with issues such as child custody, parenting time, and alimony. They may even pursue new relationships or remarry. In such cases, children must adjust to spending time with any new partners their parents may have. However, if your child is being abused by your ex’s new partner, it is not in …

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