About Child Abuse in Galveston County, TX

Committed to the Protection of Children

Child abuse is a significant issue in a divorce and in the welfare of the children involved. The court will try to make decisions based on the best interests of the children. In determining custody and visitation rights, any evidence of child abuse or neglect or domestic violence will work against the guilty party. If the crime has already been proven in a court of law, the job of fighting for justice in a divorce case is made easier. If it has not been, I can assist in bringing the matter to the attention of the court and work to prove what has occurred.

Neglect Cases

A prevalent type of child abuse is that of neglect. It can occur in many forms, such as physical, educational, emotional/psychological and medical. The law requires that children be given any needed, age-appropriate care when the parent or guardian has, or is offered, the means to do so. Instances of child abuse and child neglect will be taken into account during a divorce and can also be grounds for a modification of custody at any time afterward. Although custody modifications may be made without court approval, in this case there is no way to enforce the new agreement if one party fails to comply. It is thus wise to always formalize custody arrangements, especially if child abuse or neglect is present.

I, Attorney Karenko, am committed to doing anything I can to protect children in abuse and neglect cases. In Texas, I advocated children's rights in my role as a Guardian Ad Litem and in Texas have fought for them as a prosecutor. If you suspect your child is the victim of abuse or neglect, I will do everything in my power to help.

Galveston County Divorce Attorney

Office Location:

The Karenko Law Firm PLLC
Galveston County Divorce Attorney
609 Bradford Ave, #207,
Kemah, TX 77565
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