Author: Abuse and Neglect Attorney

July 20, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Facilitated communication is a widely controversial method of communication. It claims to allow non-verbal individuals to communicate by typing on a keyboard, while a facilitator guides their fingers over the keys. It has been heralded by some as revolutionary, and by others as a complete farce.   Not sure why we would choose to…

July 18, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Certain things go hand in hand together, like ice cream and apple pie. Or peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately another common combo is Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment. Although many people may not realize it, Child Endangerment, while it is a criminal charge that pertains directly to child abuse, in some Michigan cases is…

July 11, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us again. We discussed some strategies for avoiding one-adult/one child situations in the previous article, but in this segment we’re going to focus on addressing issues pertaining to internet use and how that can play into abusive situations.   Child predators are not stupid. They are never going to show up…

July 7, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In the previous segment we looked at some of the statistics reflecting the realities of child abuse in today’s world, and discussed why it is so important to be careful. This applies just as much to you when you are with other people’s children – as you could find yourself the unwitting subject of…

July 4, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Preventing child abuse in one of the easiest things to say, and yet one of the most daunting and terrifying subjects to actually address. However, it doesn’t have to be. A series of simple strategies can help you to avoid abusive situations for your kids, and even false accusations against you for the alleged…

June 30, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Having your parental rights terminated is one of the most frightening and heartbreaking things a parent can endure. However many people have no idea how this process happens, or what to expect if they are caught up in the middle of it. Here we have provided a basic breakdown, start to finish, of the…

June 29, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  One of the hardest things a person can do is prove a negative. How on earth do you provide evidence of the fact that you DIDN’T do something? (After all, there’s no evidence because it didn’t happen!) Definitely a catch 22.   Yet, all over the country, people are accused of things they didn’t…

June 21, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The story of Jamarion Lawhorn is a tragic one. Known as Kent County’s youngest killer, Jamarion stabbed 9-year-old Conner Verkerke in a playground near his home in an effort to get himself arrested and executed. The reason? He wanted the electric chair, because he wanted to end his life, and by killing Connor, he…

June 16, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In 2016, a 12-year-old boy from Berrien County was found on the railroad tracks by police, after running away from home. He was starved, bruised, and told officers that he didn’t expect to live to see his 13th birthday.┬áHe and his five siblings were removed from their home by CPS. His father and stepmother were…

June 15, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  A father from Gregory, MI has been sentenced to prison for 1 to 10 years for slapping his adult daughter in the face. William Ellis Watt, the accused, says that he is innocent and that this entire case was founded on the false accusations and lies of “an arrogant, deceitful teen.” The judge, however,…