Author: Abuse and Neglect Attorney

February 28, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The fall out from the Nassar case was monumental. Almost everything about that entire timeline was staggering, if not actually record-breaking. The number of victims affected by the abuse. The number of victim impact statements given at the trial. The number of other people accused of covering up, collaborating, or simply remaining mute in the…

February 25, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Being accused of child abuse is a horrible experience. The police (and sometimes CPS) invade your personal life. Loved ones could be interviewed. Your home might get searched. Your children may be taken away and grilled for answers. Sometimes you get arrested and end up facing criminal charges. Your life gets turned upside down, and…

February 14, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about mental health concerns among foster youth, and how being placed in the foster system can actually be more detrimental to your health because of the trauma of forced separation. According to Preserving Families, Securing Futures (SAFY), “Of the 400,000-plus children in foster care in America, it’s…

February 12, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There are countless studies showing that children placed in foster care suffer from emotional trauma as a result of being forcibly removed from their families and siblings. Even if the care they received in those environments wasn’t the best (and in some cases was actually detrimental to their wellbeing) they still struggle and suffer as…

February 6, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A strange case made headlines again last year, where a Catholic priest from Ostego decided that bubble-wrapping a teen boy and imprisoning him in a janitor’s closet was a good idea. Specifically, he wrapped the boy so tightly he couldn’t move his arms legs or head, covered his eyes and mouth with tape, and then…

January 31, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Bullying, which is another way to say child-on-child abuse, is a form of abuse, whether the perpetrator is a child or an adult. And when your child is the victim, it doesn’t matter who did it, you just want it to stop! As parents ourselves, we completely understand. It’s heartbreaking to know that your loved…

January 28, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve all heard about Larry Nassar. It would be impossible not to have. So we’re going to assume you know who he is and what he did (if you need a refresher on the details you can find them here and here.) But someone you may not have heard about is John Geddert – a…

January 24, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Sometimes as parents you make impulsive decisions in the moment that look terrible in retrospect, but didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time. You lose track of time, choose one option instead of another, or give in to a whim, and in the end, it comes back to bite you. That may…

January 22, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on how the Michigan foster system doesn’t do enough for kids aging out of the system. As we mentioned in the previous article, once kids reach 18 years of age they “age out” of foster care, which means the state is no longer responsible…

January 15, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There has always been a strong sentiment surrounding the fact that kids in foster care get a raw deal. They lose their families, get bumped around from stranger’s home to stranger’s home with very few of their own belongings, and they have little in the way of stability. It’s a rough life and many foster…