Month: January 2017

January 26, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thank you for coming back to wrap up this two part series on myths and facts about child abuse with us. Although we are attorneys specializing in defending those accused of child abuse and neglect, we are also parents who understand that child abuse is a very real problem in today’s world. So on…

January 24, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  As attorneys who have spent decades defending parents and caregivers who have been falsely accused of child abuse, we encounter a lot of misinformation about child abuse in our daily practice. As a result, we thought it may be helpful to take a few minutes to discuss some myths and their correlating facts, when…

January 21, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

    It has long been assumed that the emotional and mental health of a family will have a direct impact on its children. This supposition was supported by a revolutionary study conducted in 2014 by psychologists at Michigan State University, who claim that even unborn babies are affected by domestic abuse. But what do…

January 18, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In a neighborhood known for crime, a woman looked out of her window, and noticed a shirtless child looking back at her from the window of the abandoned home next door. She wondered about it, because he was so young, and it was so cold to be wearing no shirt. But she never saw…

January 13, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Cari Ann Wright’s case is a tragic one. She is accused of causing her 16-year-old daughter’s death through neglect and abuse. Hannah Warner, Wright’s teenage daughter, died as a result of malnutrition and complications resulting from neglect, which Wright recently admitted to in court.   Unlike many teens her age, Hannah was confined to…

January 11, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The Catholic Church has a long and rather tragic history when it comes to child sexual abuse. For as long as anyone can remember, many in the church have taken the stance that it is more important to protect the church as an institution, than to protect the individual people inside it. This has…

January 7, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  West Michigan’s WWMT.com recently published an article in which they interviewed Evelyn Smith, a foster mother who has been falsely accused of child abuse – by the state of Michigan. Smith’s name has been added to the Michigan Central Registry, also known as the Abuse and Neglect Registry, and as a result she has…

January 4, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  According to the Michigan State Police, a female driver from Mancelona was pulled over recently in Kalkaska County for travelling at 101 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. However, as if the severe speeding wasn’t enough of an issue for the officers, it was what they discovered after the car was pulled…

January 1, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  What makes this case different from so many other similar cases, is the fact that this scenario is not new to him. Keck served many years in prison for the 1993 murder of his infant daughter, when he was 16 years of age.   According to court documents, the initial incident took place on…