Child Abuse in Divorce Cases

It may be unfortunate, but allegations, or false allegations, of child abuse are fairly common in Arizona divorce proceedings.  This is due to the far-ranging definition of child abuse and the emotional power the child abuse accusation carries.  Child abuse can be anything from leaving a child unattended in a car to physically shaking or hitting the child, so it is important to have a knowledgeable divorce attorney on your side.  If the child abuse accusations are true then child needs to be protected. If they are not, the false accusations of child abuse in divorce can cause irrevocable damage to a parent’s good name, not to mention the emotional scarring to both the parent and child. If this is current abuse that needs to be prosecuted, please call your local authorities immediately.

Child Abuse in Divorce

An accusation of child abuse must be acted on quickly, especially in cases of domestic violence and child custody.  Our Phoenix divorce attorneys are ready to offer immediate assistance in any and all situations where children have been threatened or suffered emotional child abuse or mental child abuse in divorce.  We will assist you in getting orders of protection to keep alleged abusers from communicating with, or getting within close proximity to, the child in any way.

False Accusations of Child Abuse in Divorce

If you have been falsely accused of child abuse in your divorce, and are facing the loss of your parental rights or are dealing with Child Protective Services (CPS), you must become proactive in defending yourself.  It is no secret that some parents have used false child abuse claims to influence the court on an emotional level.  At the Cantor Law Group, we can help you defend yourself against these allegations.

Whichever side of the child abuse case you are on, the number one concern is the wellbeing of the child in question. Our extensive experience in family law has taught us that the earlier the child is interviewed, the better.  This will prevent them from blocking out or forgetting the experience and will limit the chances that the child is being coached or threatened.  The sooner that you contact us, the sooner we can help you resolve this emotionally charged issue.

With the Cantor Law Group on your side you have a legal partner with over 70 years of combined experience. Our team is compassionate, capable and more than ready to handle your Arizona family law matter. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (602) 691-6385 or send us an email using our confidential form.