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
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.
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.