Clarksville Child Protection Attorneys
Effective Legal Care for Loved Ones in Abusive Situations
At Aldred Law Firm, we work quickly to ensure your children can live in an environment that is safe and nurturing. If a child is found to be in danger, swift and effective action can be taken to protect that child. Our Clarksville family lawyers offers free, confidential consultations.
Call (931) 648-9621 to request more information about our legal services.
Domestic Violence & Child Protection Laws
Signs of an abused child can range from physical to emotional and are often difficult to detect due to the child's instinctive protection of his or her abuser. In cases of domestic violence, sensitivity and care must be taken to provide the emotional support the child needs at a very vulnerable time in their young life.
A child protection case necessitates the involvement and support of Tennessee's child protection services. A CPS investigator, though acting in the best interests of the child, should also be well aware of the alleged abuser's rights when it comes to conducting an investigation.
These investigations often involve:
- Interviewing the child, apart from either the parent or the alleged abuser
- Taking the child to the doctor for any necessary medical treatment
- Removal of the child from the allegedly abusive environment
- Assigning of a mental health counselor for the child, if the CPS investigator decides it's necessary
- Investigation of the location at which the abuse allegedly occurred
Witnessing your child go through an investigation like this can be harrowing and exhausting, especially if you are the one being accused of abuse. If you are the one who has decided to open the case, you might feel lost and unsure as to your rights when it comes to pursuing the alleged abuser.
Our job as your Clarksville child protection attorney is to provide you with insight and guidance through every step of this case. Ask for a free consultation by contacting our firm at (931) 648-9621.