Month: August 2016

August 31, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Police records show that 32-year-old Jennifer Wigren has been accused of sexually assaulting her 4-year-old son. Wigren is a mother of two from Shelby Township in Oceana County.   The incident came to light when Wigren’s husband discovered pictures of his wife and 4-year-old son on her phone. The pictures were apparently sexual in…

August 28, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Autism is highly misunderstood. There are so many myths that we could be here all day talking about them. The misconceptions about autistic people not being able to have empathy, or that they are violent, or intellectually disabled are so widespread that many people have no idea what this disorder actually entails.   But…

August 24, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The parents of autistic children face a wide variety of challenges every day. Depending on where their child falls on the autism scale, they may deal with communication problems, inappropriate social interactions, learning disabilities, and compulsive behaviors. But one of the most frightening is wandering. Research reveals that almost half of the autistic children…

August 19, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Late in 2012, a new study was released that dealt with the issue of autism and wandering. The results confirmed that almost half of the children on the autism spectrum are known for wandering, and that it is both stressful and frightening for parents. These children, the study says, are known for wandering or…

August 16, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Governor Snyder recently signed into law two bipartisan bills that address the issue of family phone plans as they pertain to domestic abuse victims. According to State Representatives Vanessa Guerra, and Tom Barrett, HB 5641 and 5642 were crafted to protect domestic abuse victims during the “cell phone age.”   When you think about…

August 15, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  James Chance Erin, a 36-year-old Brandon Township resident, has been accused of shaking his infant son, and is therefore facing child abuse charges in Oakland County.   According to police records, the 2-month-old boy’s mother was at work at the time the incident occurred. However, once the baby started having seizures she took him…

August 15, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  A babysitter from Ionia County, which lies halfway between Grand Rapids and Lansing, has been accused of throwing an infant that she was tasked with caring for, causing the baby severe injuries in the process.   According to police records, officers from the Ionia Police Department were called to a home on Jackson street…

August 5, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Brittani Hill, a 22-year-old mother who is six months pregnant with her second child, appeared recently in the Jackson County District Court where she is being charged with illegally burying her baby in her backyard.   According to Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka, the baby’s remains were discovered last weekend in the backyard of a house…

August 3, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  When Timothy Ferris decided to take the trash out a few hours early at work, the last thing he expected to find in the dumpster was a 7-month-old baby. He discovered an infant he described as “red faced and crying”, lying inside a closed dumpster near the corner of Park st. and Laketon Ave….