Children’s Health and Safety in family law cases is of paramount concern to the courts, mediators, childrens lawyers and basically every person on the planet.Children of parents who are going through a separation or divorce are often susceptible to health and safety concerns. This might be anything from emotional abuse (such as telling a child negative things about the other parent) to negligence (such as forgetting to feed or bath your child).If you are concerned about your child’s health and safety while in the hands of your former spouse, you need to raise these issues with them. If it is a minor issue, such as not getting them to bed on time, this can usually be resolved by being direct with your former spouse. For serious issues, you should seek advice from a family lawyer. In some cases, child safety may need to get involved if one party is intentionally abusing a child.

Can your child’s particular health condition – impact your child custody arrangements?

In disputes over custody, sometimes the central issue in dispute can be a particular child's health concern. Often, the child's primary carer has been responsible for seeing specialists, dealing with the treatment for the health condition and administering medication. While one parent might have intimate knowledge of a particular state, the other parent might not be so knowledgeable.

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