Child Abuse Lawyers

Why hire a Child Abuse attorney?

If a child has been the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, a child abuse lawyer can help you figure out the right child custody, visitation, or guardianship to protect the child. If you are accused of child abuse, a child abuse lawyer can also determine the best strategy to defend against the charges or clear your name.

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Did You Know?

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About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, therefore continuing the cycle of abuse.
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