Orlando Child Abuse Lawyer
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Anyone can accuse a parent of child abuse in Florida. A neighbor, a school teacher or even an ex-spouse can call police about an incident they consider abuse. Once a report is made, the Florida Department of Children and Families will conduct an investigation that could end with your child being taken from your home.
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At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to protect your rights as a parent. We represent parents who have been accused of child abuse in Orlando, Maitland, Longwood, Sanford, Altamonte Springs and other communities in central Florida.
What Is Child Abuse?
In Florida, child abuse means, "any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired."
Once a report is made, the Florida DCF will send an investigator to the family's home. The DCF investigator has the power to remove the child from the home and even begin a court action to terminate your parental rights. At The Umansky Law Firm, our criminal defense lawyers are here to make sure the state does not dissolve your family by making mom or dad into a criminal.
There are exceptions to the Florida child abuse statute, such as disciplinary actions. If your child was taken wrongly, we will help you get him or her back. If the state has evidence of child abuse, we can help you take steps to address parenting issues such as enrolling you in parenting classes. If it is a first offense, we may be able to get you into a diversion program to get the case dropped. In other cases, we may be able to get charges dropped or reduced!
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando child abuse attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.