Knowledgeable and Professional Child Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Buffalo, New York

As any Buffalo child abuse and neglect lawyer could tell you, allegations of child abuse and neglect can have an extremely negative impact on your life, even if they are fabricated. These allegations can tear your family apart and severely impact a parent’s relationship with their child. If you are facing any sort of allegation, it is important to know what your rights are and how to defend yourself to best protect your and your family’s future.

Our team routinely assists clients dealing with child abuse and neglect issues throughout Erie County, including Buffalo, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, Orchard Park, Grand Island, and more. Tully Rinckey’s dedicated attorneys have helped many individuals maintain and protect their relationships with their children.

Child Abuse and Neglect Basics Under New York State Law

Charges of child abuse or neglect are grounds for the state to interfere with these parental rights. When parents cannot meet the responsibilities that come with raising their children, the State has a right to intervene as a matter of public policy. When you or someone you know is facing this situation, it is important to get professional legal help from a qualified family law attorney.

Even the best parents can be falsely accused of child abuse or child neglect by a disgruntled former spouse, another parent, significant other, family member, or neighbor. These charges are serious and should not be taken lightly, even when you know the accusation is untrue. It is not worth the risk of having your career affected or losing your child.

Our child abuse and neglect lawyers in Buffalo can help in a variety of situations, including:

  • You and/or your partner have been accused of child abuse/neglect by Child Protective Services or the State has brought an Article 10 lawsuit against you in Family Court.
  • You have not been accused but are named as an “interested party” in a child abuse/neglect case by Child Protective Services (CPS) or the Department of Social Services (DSS).
  • Your child has been removed from their primary caretaker after charges of abuse or neglect, and you are seeking temporary custody of the child.

There are many different forms of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse can be any act that endangers or impairs a child’s well-being. Child abuse can be sexual, physical, emotional, or psychological. Child neglect can be any act that deprives a child of their essential needs. As with abuse, there are different types of neglect, such as physical, medical, educational, emotional, and even lack of supervision.

Why Choose Tully Rinckey?

If you suspect that your child has been a victim of abuse or neglect, or if you have been accused of any type of action, it is crucial to act fast, for both your child’s sake and your own. Our family law attorneys will help you maintain your relationship with your child and protect your rights as a parent.

Our team of attorneys in Buffalo and throughout New York State has assisted multiple families with their specific family law matters, which means we have seen many different levels of complexity and are prepared to help you with your unique situation.

Our attorneys have practiced in many of Erie County’s Family Courts, representing families in Buffalo, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, Orchard Park, Grand Island, and more. With a team of attorneys located across New York State and access to online consultations and bookings, we can assist you at any time and bill at lower rates than competing firms.

Our Buffalo Child Neglect & Abuse Attorneys Are Available To Assist You Today

No matter your situation, the respectful, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys at Tully Rinckey handle your legal representation with sensitivity and care. We protect your rights and fight to help you achieve the legal outcomes you desire. Let us represent you today.

Our child abuse and neglect attorneys routinely assist parents and families throughout western New York, including those in Erie County.

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