Child Abuse And Neglect Allegations In Divorce

Child abuse and child neglect are crimes that must be reported. Anyone who has reason to believe child abuse or neglect is occurring but does not report it could be charged with a misdemeanor just for failing to report it to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), New Jersey's child protection agency.

DCP&P (formerly DYFS) gets involved when allegations of abuse or neglect are made against a parent.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Gordon, Esq., LLC, we represent parents who have been accused of abuse and neglect as well as parents filing allegations against others. Allegations of child abuse and domestic violence are sometimes used as leverage in child custody battles. The accuracy and validity of the allegations should be properly assessed.

We are very experienced in these sensitive areas of law and have extensive knowledge of the psychological issues involved in these matters.

Please call our offices in Teaneck to discuss your unique case, or contact us online for other consultation service options. Call 201-546-5772 or toll free 866-930-2360 to speak with a lawyer today.

Bergen County Child Neglect Lawyers

Jonathan D. Gordon is a court-certified family law mediator and parent coordinator. He is also a licensed psychologist in New Jersey (#1358) and New York (#5614). He formerly represented DCP&P (then DYFS) as its attorney in family court. He has also been honored by Project S.A.R.A.H. for his work with victims of domestic violence.

Our law firm is committed to your case involving allegations such as the following:

  • Neglect (putting the child at risk of imminent harm)
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Emotional abuse/cruelty to the child
  • Failure to protect the child's best interests
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Shaken baby syndrome

There are many forms of child abuse, which we should discuss if you have any suspicion. The report of child abuse or neglect may be from or involve a teacher, school, doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital, social worker, psychologist, therapist, police officer, clergy, guardian ad litem, child care provider or other "mandated reporter."

Legal Counsel And Representation In DCP&P Cases

Our law firm can effectively help you on your quest to regain custody of your children or challenge a finding of neglect or abuse made against you. We will fight to prevent the termination of your parental rights. We can work to prevent inclusion of your name in the central registry of those found guilty of abuse or neglect.

We will advise you and help you make informed decisions about your case as we confer with the DCP&P's Deputy Attorney General and your child's law guardian.

Contact Us Today

Call our Teaneck child abuse lawyer at 201-546-5772 or toll free at 866-930-2360, or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We provide several consultation service options.