Author: Abuse and Neglect Attorney

October 15, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A couple of House bills signed into law recently here in Michigan hope to increase transparency and accountability by the Office of Children’s Ombudsman. The idea behind the bills came from Representative Matt Hall, who believes that the needed transparency for investigations into the state’s child welfare system was missing. And so he decided to…

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 20, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for swinging by to wrap up this discussion about being charged with child abuse in Michigan, and what that looks like. We know it’s a tough subject and not one that any parent or caregiver enjoys, but understanding what you’re up against can go a long way towards providing peace of…

February 18, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Child abuse charges can be pretty complicated in Michigan. Yes, we know, it doesn’t seem like a complicated subject, but there’s a lot you need to know in order to understand how our system works here in the Great Lakes State. So, because we find ourselves explaining this to a lot of our clients who…

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…