Toms River, NJ asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia

Q: What is the legal term used when a child tells a mother that "daddy wants to kill you"

I'm a mentor for a woman in Georgia and I live in New Jersey and this poor woman has been put through hell &her 4 children are in temp custody of their abusive twisted husband and one conversation she had with her 4yr old, said "daddy wants to kill you" Now I don't know how this man is able to be free let alone alive, bc I'd kill him!! But this is not hear say on what her 4yr old daughter said. I've heard these recordings!! The father is A typical for being controlling, intimidating abusive physically &emotionally to all children& Lord only knows what else.Her 1st lawyer was a heroine addict& committed suicide &his wife was arrested 2 days later for God knows what, you people should know exactly what I'm talking about!! Her 2nd lawyer had heart surgery &no one bothered to tell her t till months later she was informed. And again left without answers

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Joshua Schiffer
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Joshua Schiffer
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: She needs a wholesale revisiting of her case by a Domestic Violence Social Worker who can coordinate appropriate legal assistance as this is a multifacted situation. The Child is in need of protection, and that should be coordinated likely with some state agencies due to her instability and lack of ability to fully protect her and the child. Law Enforcement, in my experience, would take those recordings very seriously and likely arrest the person making the statements/threats under several possible code section violations. A stop off with the sheriff is a must.

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