Neglect, CPS, & ACS Attorneys in Long Island NY
Information About New York Child Protective Services
If you are reading this page, you are undoubtedly facing a serious predicament with your loved ones and the authorities. Child neglect and abuse charges come with a heavy amount of scrutiny – but there is hope. You have the right to a proper defense, no matter how severe the accusations. The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC are fierce defenders of citizen's rights and can provide you with kind of representation and counsel you need.
But you'll need to act quickly. Both Child Protective Services (CPS) and New York City's Administration of Child Services (ACS) waste little time in filing motions through the Department of Social Services (DSS) against purportedly offending parents. They wield immense power when it comes to children's rights and have the full authority to remove your child from your home – even before you are given a chance to properly defend against the accusations.
It is critically important for you to speak with one of our attorneys today to begin building your case.
Call The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC at 516-227-5353. Our understanding and knowledgeable attorneys have two decades worth of experience defending families currently undergoing child neglect proceedings. We will walk you through, step-by-step, the entire process and the options that will preserve your child's well-being.
What Does ACS or CPS Consider Abuse or Neglect?
If the welfare of a child is put into danger or compromised on a regular basis, that child may very well be considered a victim of abuse. Keep in mind that anyone from a teacher to a neighbor can report suspected abuse or neglect to either ACS or CPS. The following are some forms of maltreatment the state keeps a watch for:
- Physical abuse – injuries that are not connected to any accident or have the appearance of battery or violence;
- Sexual abuse – improper or forced interactions of a sexual nature;
- Emotional abuse – prolonged periods of degradation and possible humiliation;
- Substance abuse (exposure to illicit drugs or alcohol);
- Abandonment and Neglect – leaving the child alone with or without proper care (food, medicine or sleep).
What Options Do I Have in Nassau County?
If CPS or ACS has called you, or is presently investigating your home, we highly recommend contacting our office as soon as possible. Both agencies have the right to remove your child if they believe they are in imminent danger. Should you refuse to allow them to remove your child, they will probably return with law enforcement. From there, an emergency hearing will be called to determine the legitimacy of CPS or ACS's claims.
The burden of proof lies on these agencies to portray an accurate picture of abuse in your home. Failing that, they must return your child and dismiss the petition against you.
The Nassau County family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC have been defending parents and helping reunite families throughout Long Island for two decades. We will act as mediators between you and state agencies to remedy the situation and work towards a positive outcome. You and your child have rights and we will aggressively defend them. Contact us at (516) 227-5353, or use our online form to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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