Month: May 2016

May 27, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

14 years ago Lorinda Swain went to prison, and she’s been there ever since. Just a few days ago,  the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that she was entitled to a new trial, but the prosecutor decided that they are not going to charge her a second time. Convicted over a decade ago for child abuse,…

May 25, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The statistics for child abuse are heartbreaking these days. You have only to google “child abuse” to see how many little ones will succumb to harm during their lifetime. But on the flip side of that coin, there are a horrifying number of parents and caregivers who are falsely accused of child abuse these days….

May 24, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Police were called to a hospital in Flint recently, where a 4-year-old boy named Jordyn Mathena, was unresponsive, with burns all over his body. His mom had apparently found him in the shower, unconscious, and taken him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. But what shocked officers was not the fact that the…

May 20, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

John Dwight Scheiding, a 28-year-old Deputy with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underaged girl. He is facing charges of having child sexually abusive material, also known as child pornography, on an electronic device.   According to information provided by the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department, the…

May 17, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A competency hearing has been scheduled for 30-year-old Donald Bebee II, who is currently facing charges for child abuse. His most recent court hearing has been postponed until the results of the test are available. Bebee’s defense attorney requested that he undergo the competency testing in order to determine whether or not he is able…

May 13, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Few topics have brought about such polarized opinions in recent weeks, as the transgender directive that the State of Michigan Board of Education proposed earlier this year. The directive aims to allow transgender students to use the gender specific bathroom that aligns with their personal beliefs.   The meeting, which took place in Lansing, had…

May 11, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

We recently shared with you some very interesting information about  recovered memory therapy, and whether or not it was possible to plant memories of abuse in a person’s mind during therapy. The current case in which this question has been a central issue, is Kathryn Salmi vs. Lale and Joan Roberts.  In this article, we are…

May 5, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In August of 2009, Kristi Roberts, who was at the time a 17-year-old living with her parents and older sister, went into therapy. According to her parents, they had discovered that an older neighbor who helped with the family’s gardening had molested her. Additionally, there was the incident at Bible camp, where a member of…

May 3, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In the previous article we looked at what Michigan law had to say about spanking as well as what recent research had revealed about the long term effects of physical discipline. For many people, despite what research may reveal, they were raised by parents who spanked them and they believe it’s the best way to…

May 2, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Spanking is a very controversial issue, with many different people all arguing for and against different perspectives. For many so many, they grew up being spanked by parents who loved them and wanted them to learn the error of their ways, which is why they advocate for it with their own children. Others view it…