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Seeking a Reputable Child Custody Lawyer for Help

Seeking a Reputable Child Custody Lawyer for Help

Counselling helps either new or old couples to nurture their marriages and grow it to become healthy and going. Along with that, counselling also recommends that somehow couples need to also be apart from each other in order to understand themselves better and if there are faults and flaws, they may be able to re-assess that and rebuild themselves. Otherwise, it can lead to separation or divorce.

Therapy in marriage is also highly required.  Sometimes in a relationship, it is also difficult to deal with differences and gaps. There is a need to understand your own separate needs as different individuals. There are situations when we need much of constructive communication so it needs to be carefully considered so as to be clear. That way, it can give a couple the chances to talk nicely and properly about each other and get a better idea on getting their relationship better.

However, if the couple are not able to patch things up and work things well, that’s the time when divorce comes into the picture. This is a very coarse issue to tackle concerning the children and how will this affect their lives. With this, the service of a child custody lawyer is needed.

Hiring a child custody lawyer is very much different from hiring any other type of a lawyer. This is because in this case, it’s not just about you but your personal interests but the child’s interests. Some of the key things that a parent should consider when hiring a child custody lawyer includes the following:

Firstly, the parent should analyze their financial wellbeing and the cost of hiring a child custody lawyer. Most lawyers, especially the child custody lawyers tend to be quite expensive. So, in case you are unable to afford one, you can always opt for a free or low cost representation via a family court. The negative side of this is that the family court may base this to you been financially unable to bring up your child.

Another determining factor is how complex the case is. Some of the things that may make the case to be complex include if the couple live in different states. Although a parent can chose to represent them, once the case has been determined to be too complex, then, it’s best to hire a private lawyer who is knowledgeable on that area. This indeed increases the probability of you winning the case.

Lastly, you will have to do a background check on the reputation of the lawyer. The ideal lawyer is who has a reputation of winning their client’s child custody cases for no parent wants to hire a lawyer who is doomed to make them loose. The parent should further check the strategies that the lawyer employs in order to win the case to ensure that s/he is a bit ethical. To find the right one, you can request for referrals from friends or family members who may have worked with child custody lawyers before.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in Family Law

 

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Child Abuse: An Increasing Worst Case

Child Abuse: An Increasing Worst Case

Child abuse is one of the increasing worst cases in the world today. Though it is hugely not acceptable, it is becoming one of the saddest realities in life. The government may somehow stay out of our personal relationships, however, when it comes to child abuse and domestic violence, it is a different story because there can be more serious legal penalties. That is why, it is very important to know what type of conduct or characteristics shall be deemed abusive and against the law, and the possible equivalent legal consequences for those accused may encounter.

It is mandatory that in every state, it is already an act of crime if a guardian, relative or even a parent intentionally or cruelly injure and harm a child. Whether the injury inflicted may be physical, psychological, or both physical and psychological, those are still accustomed for probation and investigation by the higher authorities. For some minor cases, new parents in particular, reason out that it is just because of overzealous discipline. Therefore, a court may simply order an abusive parent or guardian to a complete parenting training or assistance where he can learn the do’s and don’ts of disciplining a child. In worse cases, the state may take away the child from the parent’s home, restrain the parent from seeing the child and place him or her into foster care or with a trustworthy relative. This set-up may be temporary or permanent depending on the assessment of the situation.  If it appears that the abuse incident is extremely fatal, complete termination of parental rights is possible in that particular case.

It is largely implied that each state has different set of procedures on how to report child abuse cases to law enforcement agencies or child protective departments. They also require other individuals that may be responsible for the abuse or other children who are also involved in the scenario. Information about child abuse are strongly passed  to teachers, medical professionals and law enforcement personnel so that they will be oriented and will feel as much bigger responsibility to hand it down to students and younger children. There are also organizations who help in expanding this learning for the benefit of all citizens.
Breaking a law on child abuse is really a destructive and a complicated thing since you will likely to face a big penalty once you are proven guilty of the act. One who is charged with child abuse is subjected to both criminal and civil penalties,  which it include imprisonment, fines, and registration as a sex offender if the abuse is done by sexual force, restrictions on probation and parole, injunctions, involuntary commitment to a mental institution, and loss of custody of the child.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Family Law, Legal Rights

 

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