Month: January 2015

January 30, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In this age of rampant cyber bullying, escalating abuse, and increased violence among young people, Michigan officials have sought for a way to keep the children and young people of our state safer. OK2SAY is a program designed to stop harmful and hurtful behaviors before they happen, by providing a safe and confidential way for…

January 28, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Gov. Snyder Vetoes Change in Gun Laws Not everyone is pleased with Governor Snyder’s most recent decision to veto a proposed bill that would change Michigan’s concealed carrying laws. Still, there are those who are very pleased including a number of domestic abuse victims and those who advocate for them.

January 23, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Will Child Haven be Re-opened? After a two-year closure, a potential new spot for Child Haven has been found. This shelter for neglected and abused children has been closed since January 2013, after a mechanical issue resulted in children being evacuated from the building.

January 21, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen, recently committed suicide. In a note shared on the internet, Alcorn was angry that her parents rejected her for religious reasons. She was also angry at them for forcing her into conversion therapy to “cure” her.

January 19, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

How Far is Too Far? The United States Constitution protects a parent’s right to parent their own children, making the decisions they feel are best and raising their children with whatever beliefs and practices they consider to be the best for their family. But there are an increasing number of instances where these rights are…

January 18, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Sentencing Set for Couple Accused of Caging Teenager Karen and Timothy Tolin, the Huron County couple who are currently up against some very stiff charges for keeping their adopted teenaged son caged, have accepted a plea deal for unlawful imprisonment.

January 15, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

On April 3, 2014, the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a home in Hawks where a baby was found unresponsive and not breathing. Ashton Robert Richardson, who was only three weeks old at the time, was rushed to Alpena Regional Medical Center, where he was discovered to have suffered from injuries to…

January 10, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

One-year-old Wyatt Rewoldt, was hospitalized and near death after suffering brain damage, allegedly at the hands of his father’s girlfriend. His mother, Erica Hammel, had early suspicions that the girlfriend was unfit to care for her son but a Google search on the girlfriend yielded no results.

January 6, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Jamarion Lawhorn, the 12-year-old boy currently enmeshed in a tangled and tragic series of events in Kent County, has been found competent to stand trial by a forensic examiner.   According to the exam, which ran to 33 pages and was conducted by Dr. Susan Tremonti of the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry, the preteen…

January 5, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This past December the Associated Press (AP) reported that at least 786 kids have died of neglect or abuse over a 6 year period in the U.S. right in plain sight of child protective services. Many children were starved, beaten, or even drowned after the agencies determined these children were at risk.