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Child Protective Services Terms
Most of these terms can be found in North Carolinas Juvenile Code: N.C. General Statutes 7B-101. Others are from Working with the Courts in Child Protection(Large .pdf download) by The Honorable William G. Jones. These are scaled down versions of ...
Courts will order involuntary termination of parental rights if they believe a parent can’t or won’t provide a safe, nurturing environment for their child.
Are you curious about child protective services procedures? Are you or a family member being investigated for allegations of child abuse or neglect? Do you want to report child abuse, but are afraid of retaliation? While this guide is specific for South Carolina, most states have similar systems.
Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parent's duty to care for the child.
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Abuse doesn't just occur in the form of a shove, a slap, a punch or sexual assault. It can occur in many forms and not all of them are physical. Forms of abuse . Emotional and mental abuse can leave s
SOUTH CAROLINA DIVORCE GUIDE
Introduction to South Carolina Divorce Law
You probably have many divorce questions. Most people do. Divorce is a complex area of the law. You should not attempt to do your divorce alone.
Divorce cases are as different as the people getting divorced...
Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Custody
Custody- its a scary sounding word, It probably makes you think of horror stories from TV and a friend of a friend where peoples lives were destroyed in a custody battle. Youre probably wondering how much mud will be ...
Q. How do I go about reporting an act of domestic violence?
A. Physical violence should be immediately reported to the police, or to a Superior Court Judge or Hearing Officer and a restraining order applied for to prohibit the abuser from returning to your residence and from comm...
Washington State and most other states do not allow a jury trial in cases where the state seeks to terminate parental rights due to abuse and neglect of a child.
Non-parents can get legal custody of a child if both parents are unfit, or if the non-parent already has physical custody and returning the child would be detrimental to the child's health or welfare.
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