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Category: Child Abuse

Does Child Abuse Always Involve Physical Contact?

Child abuse takes many forms, from physical and sexual abuse to abandonment and neglect. While any type of abuse can have devastating consequences, from physical injuries to extreme mental and emotional trauma, the abuse that does not leave any cuts or bruises that can still cause significant emotional harm and other long-term issues. There are …

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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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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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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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