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Lexington County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Issues involving allegations of child abuse or neglect are taken very seriously in the state of South Carolina. When a child's welfare and safety are called into question, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is quick to become involved and matters can spill into both family court and criminal court.

Protecting Children and Families in Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect

There are many reasons that families may fall under investigation by DSS, including allegations of:

  • Physical abuse toward a child
  • Sexual abuse toward a child
  • Drug use or alcohol abuse of one or both parents
  • Child neglect
  • Issues of violence between parents

If a parent or family member is found guilty of abuse or neglect toward a child, the consequences are very serious. It is therefore essential to contact a qualified lawyer in order to ensure the rights of your child and family are protected. Regardless of whether your family has been contacted by the Department of Social Services, if your child has already been removed from your custody or you are a concerned family member who has contacted DSS, the Law Office of Jim O'Connor can help.

In addition to my representation in DSS cases, I also can act as a guardian ad litem for the child. In these situations, I represent the best interests of the child and become his or her legal voice, separate from the child's parents or any other involved adult.

Columbia Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Located in Lexington, South Carolina, the Law Office of Jim O'Connor represents family law clients throughout the greater Columbia area. Contact my firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a Lexington County domestic violence attorney.

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