When Juvenile Law And Family Law Intersect
The law provides strong protections for children who are subject to, or are at risk of, abuse and neglect. In comparing Juvenile law to other areas of the law, it is complex and unique in many ways. When Child Protective Services (CPS) gets involved, parents are often at risk of losing contact with the child. These issues can become extremely complex, involving many parties with competing interests, such as:
- A parent who believes they have been wrongly alleged to be involved in a case of child abuse, child neglect and child dependency;
- A parent seeking to protect his or her child from an abusive parent or another adult; or
- A grandparent or other third party seeking to protect the child from an abusive parent.
Parsons Law has extensive experience handling juvenile law issues for clients in Buncombe County and throughout the surrounding areas. As a leading family law firm, we are especially adept at handling issues in which juvenile law intersects with divorce, child custody and other family law issues.
Child Abuse Allegations
A child abuse allegation can have a profound impact on a divorce or child custody case. Child abuse can take many forms. Some of the most common include:
- Causing serious injury to the child;
- Putting the child at substantial risk;
- Inflicting emotional damage;
- Committing sexual crimes against the child; and
- Encouraging delinquent behavior on the part of the child.
Of course, not all accusations of abuse or neglect have merit. Sadly, it is not unheard of for a parent to falsely allege abusive behavior by the other spouse to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings
. We handle these juvenile law matters with the utmost care, aggressively seeking the facts, and always placing our client’s best interests in the forefront.
Talk To An Attorney Who Understands Juvenile Law Matters
If you are facing any family law matter that involves juvenile dependency or allegations of abuse or neglect, we can help you navigate these complex legal issues. To speak with an experienced family law attorney in Asheville, please contact our office by telephone at 828-600-7499 or by filling out the online request form.