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Child Abuse/Neglect Proceedings

Child abuse is perhaps the most sensitive area of family law, but it must be dealt with.

If you have been charged with child abuse, child neglect, or inadequate guardianship, we can help. Ian S. Mednick has defended clients who have allegedly abused children in Long Island and surrounding areas for many years, and he can help your case.

With a focus on clients’ rights, we have defended child abuse cases involving molestation, burns, injury, and neglect matters. An experienced and compassionate Long Island child abuse attorney, Mr. Mednick has defended clients who have been involved in all four types of child abuse cases: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.

Child abusers can be any adult, including parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, and strangers. Physical abuse includes any injury caused by physical aggression, even if was unintentional. Emotional abuse includes everything from verbal abuse to extreme punishment that affects a child’s mental or emotional health. Child abuse can be reported by anyone who knows about the abuse, including schools, churches, and youth organizations.

Regardless of the type of child abuse, it’s imperative to contact an experienced child abuse attorney to defend your case and your rights.

Child Neglect/ Inadequate Guardianship

Child neglect is often underreported because it deals with inaction. However, child neglect is just as serious as child abuse; it is a pattern of not providing for a child’s physical or emotional needs, and must also be stopped. While child neglect deals with failing to provide shelter, clothing, or food, it can also include inadequate guardianship.

Inadequate guardianship includes insufficient supervision, unclean or unsanitary living environments, excessive corporal punishment, and abandonment.

If you have been charged with child neglect or inadequate guardianship, we can handle your case and provide you with the legal information that you need. We can also provide you with advice on how to make sure you’re providing the proper provisions for your child or children.

Defending Against False Accusations

Ian S. Mednick represents people who have been wrongly accused of child abuse or neglect. This is a very sensitive matter because the state can take your child away from you. If you’re wrongly accused of child abuse or neglect, it’s imperative to hire an experienced child abuse attorney.

Due to the sensitive nature of the case, your attorney can guide you on the things you should and should not say. Saying the wrong thing can greatly impact the outcome of your case. Do not speak to anyone including social workers until you speak to an attorney.

Contact the Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick today to discuss how we can obtain justice for you and your child.