Staten Island, New York, Child Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
In New York, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is the agency responsible for protecting the welfare of children. I have worked with the state and with private individuals, handling hundreds of cases in this challenging area of law. If you have been contacted by the ACS regarding allegations of child neglect or child abuse, I urge you to contact me immediately.
Article 10 proceedings under the Family Court Act can result in the state removing your children from your home or even termination of parental rights. Child abuse and child neglect allegations can arise from:
- Excessive alcohol or drug use in the home
- Domestic violence
- Failure to fulfill the children’s basic needs or supervise them properly
- A range of other care and supervision issues
Do Not Face Child Abuse Allegations Without a Lawyer
Aggressive defense of mothers and fathers in Staten Island whose parental rights are in jeopardy is a key strength of my practice. This is an intensely frightening experience for any parent, loss of control over what happens to his or her children is a nearly unthinkable outcome. However, it does happen and children are placed in a variety of foster care and other residential situations away from their parents on a daily basis.
Along with many situations that do call for state intervention, there are also unfounded allegations of child neglect and child abuse. Whether you know you have made mistakes and need parenting help, or you believe you have been unfairly accused, do not delay in contacting an attorney.
When you contact Benjamin Haber, Attorney at Law, about your Article 10 proceeding or other problem involving child neglect, you can depend on my compassionate approach to your serious situation. In order to defend your parental rights and guide you to get other help you may need, I will collect facts — rather than make judgments. The important thing is for you to call 718.442.0960 as soon as possible.