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Category Archives: Child Abuse

How COVID-19 Can Affect Child Custody

For many people, COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of their life. For parents who share custody, it may have an impact on how often they can see their children as well. Fear and confusion may affect how parents handle shared parenting time. However, a pandemic generally should not affect whether someone gets to see…
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How Child Abuse Claims Can Spiral Out of Control: Derivative Abuse

As a parent, there is little more offensive or disturbing than being accused of abusing or neglecting your own children. However, because the standard of proof that has to be met for reporting an instance of neglect or abuse is so low in the state of New York, a meritless allegation of child abuse is…
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Low Standard For Reporting Child Abuse Can Lead to Mistakes

Reporting cases of child abuse or neglect is only the first step in the long process that the state of New York has created to protect children from their abusers. However, many reports of child abuse have little to no merit, mainly because of the low evidentiary standard that these reports require. While this low…
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