Legal Guides for Child Abuse
Written by attorney Margaret Brost, almost 4 years ago.
The most important first step for anyone in an abusive relationship is to get very clear that being abused is not ok with you. Getting to that point is often the hardest thing for a victim... more
Written by attorney Mary Commander, over 4 years ago.
Classic characteristics of an abuser are:
Isolates the victim
Minimizes or denies... more
Written by attorney Mitchell Sexner, over 4 years ago.
Sexual predators, rapists, child molestors and third-party defendants
who can be held liable for failing to prevent such a crime can be initiated through an experienced injury attorney... more
Written by attorney Thomas Esparza, about 4 years ago.
Abused Spouses of Citizens or Permanent Residents
Violence Against Women Act
U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents file an visa petition with the
U.S. Citizenship and... more
Written by attorney Nicklaus Misiti, over 3 years ago.
If you are the spouse of an abusive US citizen or green card holder you do not need to stay with them. In this type of case you can self-petition and receive a lawful status for yourself... more
Written by attorney Lawrence Lazzara, about 3 years ago.
Child Protective Services (CPS) InformationRegarding Children Who Have Died or Nearly Died of Abuse or Neglect (Maltreatment)
Effective September 26, 2008, changes to state law established... more
Written by attorney Meghan S Bishop, almost 2 years ago.
As parents attorneys it is important to evaluate a case to determine if DHS is making reasonable efforts to reunify the family. The importance of a no reasonable efforts finding has huge,... more
Written by attorney Julie McCarver, about 3 years ago.
Your child(ren) have been taken by the Children's Division (or DFS) in the State of Missouri due to allegations against you of abuse or neglect. There are some very important issues you... more
Written by attorney Caitlin Whitwell, about 4 years ago.
Making the causal connection In the 1990s, many states adopted statutes of limitations that run from the time the victim makes the causal connection between the childhood abuse and the... more
Written by attorney Mary Commander, about 3 years ago.
Immunity of Child Abuse Reporters in Virginia
In order to encourage reports to be made of child abuse or neglect, those who make reports of suspected abuse are immune from liablity by... more