Is Your Child A Victim Of Abuse?
A heartbreaking number of children are the victims of abuse every year, and far too many of the abusers remain unpunished because of how hard it can be for a child to defend themselves. If you believe that your child may be the victim of abuse, it’s your responsibility as their parent to seek out ways to protect your child and ensure that they are safe. In many cases, this may involve contacting a lawyer in order to secure the protection they need.
Call our firm at (813) 336-3348 to discuss your situation with one of our Tampa attorneys.
At Robert Sparks Attorneys, our Tampa family law attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of individuals and families to secure them the protection and legal outcome they need to move forward with their lives. With decades of collective experience, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you hire our firm to handle our case. Contact us today to begin planning your next steps.
Child Abuse In America
According to the National Children’s Alliance, a national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers in the United States, approximately 683,000 children were victims of abuse in 2015 alone. The vast majority of abusers were the parents themselves, with more than three-fourths of all cases tied to the home. According to their data, the most common form of abuse was neglect.
- Approximately 75 percent of children were victims of neglect
- Approximately 17 percent of children were victims of physical abuse
- Approximately 8 percent of children were victims of sexual abuse
What Can I Do To Protect My Child?
Depending on your situation, there are a number of courses of action you can take to protect your child.
- If the situation calls for it, you may be able to file for a restraining order.
- If the abuser is your ex-spouse, you may be able to take them back to court in order to seek a change in custody orders or modify their visitation rights.
- If your ex-spouse has primary custody, you may be able to fight to secure primary custody yourself.
Our Lawyers Are Ready And Waiting To Help
Protecting your children is the most important thing you can do as a parent, and sometimes that means turning to the courts to ensure they remain safe. At Robert Sparks Attorneys, our Tampa family law lawyers understand just how stressful and potentially complicated this process can be, and we’re prepared to provide you with the passionate and caring legal representation you need to secure the legal outcome you deserve. Fill out our online form to send us the details of your situation, or discuss your case with a member of our firm today by calling us at (813) 336-3348.