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Children, parents, CPS and second medical opinions.
A faulty medical determination of child abuse or neglect can destroy the life of a child and its family. “Measure twice, cut once,” is a great rule for carpenters; it’s also an important lesson for Child Protective Services.
April is child abuse awareness month – so is May, June …
It is imperative that we join together as one Nation to combat child abuse in all of its forms — through neglect, mistreatment, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Still thrashing: Is the Thrash case a bleak commentary on incapacity?
(Texas Lawyer, 2021-03-21)
Seniors need not adhere to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s survival of the fittest rhetoric. Seniors have hope, there are resources in Texas that provide services to the elderly, say attorneys Elisa Reiter and Daniel Pollack.
Unfit to parent: A Texas perspective.
When is a parent considered unfit to parent their own children? Allegations of being “unfit” must be shown by offering supporting documentation such as police reports, medical files or other authoritative documentation. ...
Where does an “outcry witness” fit in the child abuse arena?
Social workers must have a basic knowledge of how legal proceedings work, especially if they are called to be an outcry witness.
Prosecuting and defending custody cases involving sex abuse allegations
(Divorce Marketing Group, 2022-09-20)
When child sexual abuse allegations arise during custody disputes, matters can become complicated very quickly. Rightfully, such allegations must be taken seriously and addressed immediately. Should courts and Child ...
When domestic violence is a two-way street, terminating both parents’ rights may be in the best interest of the child
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-11-10)
In the recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the phrase “mutual abuse” was used by the psychologist testifying on Depp’s behalf. Mutual abuse is a term sometimes used to assign accusations of instigation and abusive ...
Medical Neglect Can Be Grounds for Termination of Parental Right
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-10-19)
A child’s environment can constitute a source of physical and emotional medical neglect. Termination is warranted where clear and convincing evidence is presented that parents had no plan in place to meet their children’s ...
Connecting the dots: Sexual grooming, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment
(Attorney at Law Magazine, 2022-09-19)
Sexual abuse. Sexual grooming. Unlawful restraint. False imprisonment. These are all serious allegations, too frequently minimized by individuals in positions of authority. How can we protect children and assure that ...
Emojis: We’ll see you in court
(Attorney at Law Magazine, 2022-07-25)
Many litigators espouse brevity in communications, recommending that emails be responded to as succinctly and simply as possible. For instance, if an email simply warrants “yes” as a response, renowned mediator and ...