July 13, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  OK2SAY, the program designed to give students and concerned citizens a place to report bullying and violence, had an unprecedented year in 2017. The annual report, which was released by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in late June, showed that the tip line received 4,605 verified tips last year – a number that’s up…

July 11, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Once you’ve been convicted of child abuse in Michigan, it’s extremely difficult to have that decision reversed! Once a jury has determined your guilt, and a judge has sentenced you, appealing that decision is a very long and complex process, that is often unsuccessful. Which is why it’s so important to have a really…

July 6, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Child-on-child abuse 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…

July 3, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Life has been very, very unpleasant for Larry Nassar in the last year or so. In addition to what felt like an endless stream of horrifying allegations, the loss of his prestigious positions at MSU and USA gymnastics, and then a highly publicized trial where hundreds of his victims addressed him in open court,…

June 28, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  There was a time when most children were schooled at home, because schools were either too far away, or simply didn’t exist. And homeschooled kids were so normal that no one gave it a second thought. Now, you can hardly go a month without reading some horror story in the paper about homeschooled children…

June 25, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Apollo, a Van Buren County’s boxer/pitbull mix is being credited with saving a toddler’s life. Just days ago the boys mother, Myhia Perez, came home from working the third shift to discover that her almost 2-year-old son, Princeton, was missing. The little boy had been sleeping in bed with his dad, but was mysteriously…

June 20, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  So much has changed in Michigan in the wake of the Nassar case. And the law is no different. After numerous coaches failed to report the sexual abuse that multiple young girls told them about, the issue of coaches being mandatory reporters has been something of a sticking point. Which is why it has…

June 15, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Michigan’s Safe Haven law, which allows parents to surrender an unharmed newborn within 72 hours of birth – no questions asked – may be upgraded in the near future to include ‘baby boxes’. Not sure what a baby box is? You’re not alone. It’s actually an amazing phenomenon that is cropping up all over…

June 8, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  A mentor is an older, more experienced person who provides guidance, advice and knowledge to a younger, less experienced person. When it comes to youth mentoring, the mentors themselves are adults who volunteer to spend time with young people. The relationship is always relationship-based, and meant to be supportive, helpful and educational for the…

June 6, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  With the #MeToo movement in full swing, and the issue of sexual assault in the spotlight (particularly here in Michigan), the issue of consent has been pushed to the front once again. In fact, it has become such a hot topic that Senator Curtis Hertel introduced a bill that he hopes will change the…