Child Abuse FAQs
How Does A Person Report Child Abuse?
A: Every state has statutes regarding the steps that a mandatory reporter needs to take when reporting child abuse or neglect. Generally, a report would include the name … More
Is It Legally Required To Report Suspicion Of Child Abuse?
A: Any person may report child abuse or neglect. An exception is any communication that is considered under law to be privileged, such as in an attorneyclient … More
What Can Happen To A Person Who Fails To Report Child Abuse?
A: Most states have enacted statutes, which specify the punishments for failing to report child abuse or neglect. These statutes apply to those people who knowingly and … More
Can The State Terminate A Parent's Rights Over Their Children?
A: Yes. Every state has an agency that protects the interests of children. That agency may ask the court to terminate parental rights. Usually, the … More
Family Law Sub-categories
Emancipation of Minors