Your child doesn’t have to actually have abuse targeted at them for them to be a victim of domestic violence. Children are affected by the things they hear and see, and seeing or hearing a parent being abused can result in that child being fearful, having anxiety, experiencing depression, or going through other emotional anguish. In some situations, if a parent’s domestic violence is so bad that there’s reason to believe that the child is in danger, doctors and other mandatory reporters must tell Child Protective Services.
The good news is that it’s not up to you to figure out how the law works. The bottom line is that your child may have legal protection from a domestic violence situation. Keep reading to learn more about your options and then contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 for a free legal consultation.
Situations in which your child might need protection
Some examples of situations in which you may need to contact an attorney familiar with child abuse cases include:
- Physical harm to a child.
- Threats to a child, including kidnapping or violence.
- Sexual abuse of a child.
- A child physically getting in between an abusive parent and their victim.
- Verbal and / or emotional abuse of a child.
- Harming a pet in front of a child.
- Physically harming an adult while they’re holding a child.
If you’ve seen your child or another child go through any of the above then it’s time to contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908.
How is an attorney able to help?
We can help in several ways. First, we can quickly get a temporary restraining order to ensure the abuser keeps their distance. We can do this without the abuser even being at the hearing and if necessary we can have a child support provision added. It’s important to remember that we can do this even if the abuser only targeted the parent.
Another step we can take is to ensure that your child custody agreements are amended to keep the abuser from contacting the abuser. For example, we may work to have joint custody changed to sole custody, or visitation changed to supervised visitation. It all depends on the specifics of your situation.
You don’t have to be in this alone – call us today
This situation can feel impossible. It can feel as though there’s nothing you can do. The truth is that you can do something – you can call Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell. We can take it from there. Call us at (909) 920-0908 right now and ask for your free legal consultation. We’ll get the basics from you, outline your options, and move forward as you need.
These cases can get complicated and you need someone who’s both on your side and knows what’s coming next. That’s what we can provide for you. No child should be hurt and no adult should have to live with the knowledge that a child isn’t safe. Call today and let’s get moving.