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Hesitant to Report Abuse Because You Fear Losing Custody


I am concerned that if I attempt to report my suspicions of child abuse that I may lose custody due to the laws against false child abuse reporters. What can I do?

No parent shall be placed on supervised visitation or have custody or visitation denied or limited because the parent made a report or took other lawful action based on a reasonable belief that the child was a victim of abuse (FC 3027.5(b)) With that being said, if you are fearful that your child is being abused by the other parent or someone in their household, don't hesitate to contact experienced Covina attorney Paul Eads now as immediate action is required to keep your child safe and minimize any possibility that the other parent may accuse you later of making a false allegation of abuse.

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