Domestic violence affects children. When children are raised in a home that normalizes violent behavior, these children are at risk to develop violent habits as well. If a child or adolescent acts out through violent behaviors, a custodial parent might need to enlist the support of the legal system in order to protect those living with the violent child.
Steps a parent can take to mitigate violence in children:
Social service agencies do not like to remove children from their homes, but there are times when this becomes necessary. Parents might need to consider placing a child in respite care – a temporary foster home – for a period. If you have exhausted your options and your child continues to display violent behavior, consult with a domestic violence attorney. Call the Buffalo, NY Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis at 716.886.9600 or contact us online.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…