Author: Abuse and Neglect Attorney

November 10, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on your rights during a CPS investigation. As we mentioned in our previous article, many people know their Miranda rights when they get arrested, but they have no idea what rights they have when CPS shows up on their doorstep!   The United…

November 7, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Many people are familiar with their rights when they get arrested for alleged criminal activity. They know they have the right to remain silent despite police questioning, and the right to an attorney. After all, just about everyone has seen a movie where someone gets arrested and read their Miranda rights.   But did…

November 1, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back to this conversation about how parents should talk to their children about sexual abuse. In a nutshell, we’re looking at the difficulties that come up when a parent questions their child about a possible sexual abuse situation. Obviously, as parents, we want to know that our kids are safe, and find out…

October 29, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  An ongoing case in the Battle Creek area has brought up a very difficult subject – the issue of child sexual assault, and how to know when it’s happening. As parents, we want to protect our children from harm, and make sure that nothing frightening or damaging is happening to them. But what if…

October 27, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  This is a very difficult subject. One that few people want to talk about, and fewer people even want to acknowledge. Why? Because it’s uncomfortable, and it puts into sharp focus the fact that even children are capable of doing terrible things that are damaging to others.   When it’s your child perpetrating the…

October 24, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us. In this two part article we’ve been talking about a form of child abuse that often goes unacknowledged as abuse – the emotional kind which leaves no visible marks.   However, the lack of scars doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a serious effect on a child, and…

October 19, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  As we’ve discussed many time in the past, parental alienation is a form of child abuse. And while it usually comes up as a subject in family law situations (because it often happens after a divorce) we believe that it’s a very appropriate subject to discuss here as well on our child abuse and…

October 17, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Can you imagine what it would be like to have someone accuse you of being an uncaring parent who never made the effort to protect your child from danger? Most parents can’t, until they’re faced with those exact allegations. But what makes failure to protect such a devastating blow to moms, dads and caregivers…

October 5, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been talking about the rights that incarcerated parents have, and how CPS tends to overlook those very important issues. As we mentioned in the previous article, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on this in 2010, making it illegal for CPS to terminate a parents rights to…

October 3, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  This may seem like a strange question to some people. After all, if you’ve gone to prison, that means you did something very bad, and so if you lose contact with your kids, you probably deserve it, right? Actually, there’s a lot more to this topic than many people realize, and it’s a very…