Posted On: February 23, 2012 by Stephen Bilkis

The court found that the mother had committed the acts of domestic violence

September 29, 2011, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York heard an appeal of the mother of three children who was charged with neglecting them by committing acts of domestic violence against their father. The court found that the mother had committed the acts of domestic violence and two of the three children were already released into their father’s care. The father has taken numerous steps to ensure that he provides a stable and loving home for his children. He requests from the court that he be allowed to relocate to Pennsylvania to raise his children in his sister’s home away from the stigma of domestic violence that they are currently living in.

The Pennsylvania Administration for Children’s Services found that the sister’s home was a safe environment for the children and New York County Family Court gave their permission for all of the children to be relocated to their father’s care and allowed to move out of state to Pennsylvania.

The last charge that the court was asked to review was the charge against the mother of educational neglect as to one of the children. The court was provided with records from the school that showed that for the 2008-2009 school year, that the child in question had been absent from school 64 out of 181 days. Of the days that the child was in attendance, the court was informed that he was late 38 out of the 181 days. So out of the entire school year, the child was only present and on time 79 days. The mother was contacted numerous times in regards to the school situation and did not demonstrate a desire to alter the situation.

The court ruled that the mother was guilty of educational child neglect.

In many cases, it is difficult for a person to understand that incidents that occur within hearing of a child constitute neglect. A parent who threatens to kill the other parent is in effect neglecting the mental wellbeing of the child. Any act of outright domestic violence, hitting, slapping, pinching, verbal abuse, all constitute a criminal act. If they are done in front of a child then it constitutes neglect.


If you find yourself in a position that may be considered domestic violence or child neglect based on an incident of domestic violence, contact Steven Bilkis and Associates. At Steven Bilkis and Associates there are attorneys who are available to assist you, no matter what your case. Steven Bilkis and associates are qualified to handle any domestic violence needs.

Issues of law are constantly changing. A person who is not specifically trained in the law cannot begin to know what all of their rights are without the assistance of a professional. Here at Steven Bilkis and Associates, we provide New York Order of Protection Attorneys, New York Domestic Violence Lawyers, New York Assault Attorneys, and New York Criminal lawyers. New York Family Lawyers will stand by you and ensure that your rights are protected. New York Personal Injury Attorneys can argue your side and make sure that you and your loved ones are considered. We make sure that you are rightfully awarded compensation for your suffering.

Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its Domestic Violence Lawyers has convenient offices throughout the New York Metropolitan area including Corona, New York. Our Personal Injury Attorneys can provide you with advice to guide you through difficult situations. Without a Domestic Violence Lawyer you could lose precious compensation to help with your medical bills and the trauma to you and your loved ones following such a frightening experience. This is true even if the Attorney for the assailant has not adequately made their case. In addition to Personal Injury Law, Stephen Bilkis and Associates can recommend Criminal Lawyers who will protect your rights if you are ever arrested.