A Law Firm Helping Parents Combat Allegations Of Child Abuse And Neglect
Being accused of harming your own children is a nightmare scenario for just about every parent. Yet it happens more often than most people would assume, and a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation can be prompted with only minor evidence or speculative allegations. If you’ve been accused of neglect or abuse, please don’t try to resolve the matter on your own. Instead work with Kendra Ortega, PLC.
Prior to practicing law, attorney Ortega worked for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. While she was not directly involved in CPS matters, she came to learn a great deal about that division and its resources and procedures. She now uses her in-depth knowledge to advise and defend parents in the Holland area who are facing difficulties related to a CPS investigation. Ms. Ortega has earned a reputation for her effective work on behalf of parents and families, and she receives frequent CPS-related referrals from other attorneys.
Recognizing And Combatting Parental Alienation
Children can develop anger and resentment toward either or both parents during and after a divorce. But if children begin expressing hatred of or aversion to spending time with one parent for reasons having nothing to do with the parent’s past behaviors, that parent and the children may be victims of parental alienation syndrome. PAS occurs when one parent essentially brainwashes the children to turn against their other parent through repeated badmouthing, lies, interference with the other parent’s parenting time and more. It may be considered a form of child abuse that can leave deep emotional scars for children and the alienated parent.
While PAS is not a new idea, it continues to be widely misunderstood and often goes unrecognized in family law cases. If you believe that you and your children have been victims of PAS, attorney Ortega will work tirelessly to expose your co-parent’s harmful misdeeds and to mitigate the damage caused by them.
False CPS Allegations As Part Of Parental Alienation Strategy
Like personal protection orders, a parent may use Child Protective Services to build a case against the other parent. You will often see this in cases of parental alienation where one parent attempts to alienate the children from the other parent. Parents make several calls to law enforcement or CPS and report false allegations of neglect or abuse.
The task of unraveling the lies and exposing the alienation can seem impossible. You will need an attorney like Kendra Ortega, who has experience with parental alienation cases and knowledge about CPS procedures and policies.
Learn How An Experienced Attorney Can Protect Your Parental Rights
With an office in Holland, Kendra Ortega, PLC, serves clients in Grand Rapids and throughout the surrounding areas of Michigan. To schedule your initial consultation, contact the firm online or call 616-369-7566.