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child-neglectAnticipatory neglect—or the anticipation that neglect is likely to occur—makes the occasional appearance in family courts. Based on previous actions, it is generally reserved for cases in which the state has taken custody of former children, or when the death of former children was linked back to abuse or neglect. But does it have a place in divorce if one parent truly believes their child or children may be in danger if left unsupervised with the other parent?

Determining Anticipatory Neglect

Even in cases where a child has died or the parent has lost custody to the state, anticipatory neglect is a complex and difficult matter. Many factors must be considered, including mental health, drug abuse, nature of the former actions, and the weight of any criminal charges. In addition to these obscure but important factors, a family court judge must weigh the risk of life to the children in question—would it be better served by giving the biological parent a second chance through visitation or some level of child custody, or would the child’s quality of life be greatly diminished? Truly, it is a situation in which the stakes are high.

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With the widespread return of disease epidemics spawned by parents not vaccinating their children, the topic of religious exemptions in the medical field has legislators in hot debate. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are always hot button issues, but what if a fundamental right is harming not only your child, but others as well? Where is the line drawn? And if it harms only your child, is it considered abuse?

Religious Exemptions in Medical Situations

Religious exemptions can be applied to other medical situations other than vaccinations. In many of these religious sects, there are specific tenets that oppose specific medical procedures. For example, Scientologists oppose treatment for some neurological disorders like depression, autism, and ADHD, but are accepting of treatment for physical ailments. Jehovah’s witnesses are opposed to blood transfusions, which seriously limits the possibility for surgery.

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child neglect, child welfare, child welfare officials, children and family services, combat child abuse, DCFS, Illinois DCFS, Illinois family law attorney, Mevorah Law Offices LLCChild Welfare

Keeping children away from harm and making sure they are part of a loving and safe home environment is a top priority for any federal or state government. Child welfare in Illinois is safeguarded by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (“DCFS”).

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