Is Spanking Considered Child Abuse?

January 24, 2020

Spanking is a gray area when it comes to child abuse. For some, a quick spank serves as a disciplinary measure to get a child’s attention. For others, spanking is meant to punish and hurt the child. While New Jersey permits parents to spank their children, as well as use other types of corporal punishment,… Read More »

Medical Neglect

January 15, 2020

Parents are obligated to provide proper care for their children. For a parent or other legal guardian to neglect their child’s basic needs is a form of child abuse. Even when abuse is not evident, children may still be harmed by neglect. There are several forms of neglect, including physical, emotional, environmental, educational, supervisory, and… Read More »

Can a Child Abuse Conviction Affect My Employment?

January 9, 2020

When an adult is accused of being physically or mentally abusive toward a child, they can face serious consequences. A child abuse conviction is already devastating for a family; however, it can further negatively impact the accused individual in several ways. One way that a child abuse conviction can affect an abuser’s life is their… Read More »

Help for Parents Accused of Child Abuse

January 3, 2020

False accusations of child abuse are more common than you might think. Often in difficult child custody battles, one parent will make child abuse accusations to gain an edge against the other parent. The courts are obligated to take such accusations seriously, but it almost always backfires. In other cases, the accusations are made in… Read More »

What are Evidentiary Standards in Child Custody?

December 23, 2019

In New Jersey, married couples who decide to divorce must go through the mediation process. However, mediation does not work in every situation. That means that the couple’s divorce will end up at an evidentiary hearing, which is held before a judge. During this hearing, evidence will be submitted from both parties. Yet, not all… Read More »

Child Abuse Increases During the Holidays

December 18, 2019

While it is nice to associate the holidays with peace and tranquility, the holidays come with stress. The pressure to keep up with the ideals of the most wonderful time of the year can be overwhelming. For families living in an already-strained situation with an abuser, the holidays are one of the most feared times… Read More »