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Investigation expected in connection with Anthony Weiner divorce

Not all marriages last lifetimes. When a Californian couple chooses to divorce, any number of issues may be at hand. Often, divorcing spouses face complex challenges regarding alimony and/or child custody matters. Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary Clinton's aid, Huma Abedin, has been a frequent topic of discussion because of several controversial topics as the couple proceeds to divorce.

Other parents may be familiar with difficulties that surface if a former spouse is believed to be a danger to a child. It can have substantial effect on future parenting plans and all issues pertaining to child custody and visitation rights. Even when no formal criminal charges have been filed, or investigations conducted, a concerned parent may seek guidance from an experienced family law attorney to determine how best to address the situation.

In Weiner's situation, many have said they expect a full-out child services investigation to be launched because of a lewd photo he sent to a woman online. His young son was included in the photo. Apparently, Weiner sent pictures of himself lying in bed, wearing nothing but boxer shorts, with his child lying nearby. The selfie photos are said to be quite graphic, showing the outline of the man's private anatomy.

When sexually suggestive photos include children, it is often an immediate red flag to authorities who monitor such issues online. Any California parent concerned with similar child-related matters in divorce may request a consultation with an attorney who has addressed similar issues in the past. As a personal advocate, an attorney can help a parent make certain that a child's best interests are protected.

Source: New York Post, "Experts expect Children's Services to investigate Weiner", Julia Marsh, Aug. 29, 2016

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