July 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In November of 2008, medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan. The issue of weed usage for any purpose is a hugely controversial topic, and so when the law changed again in 2018, and recreational marijuana was legalized, things get a little more complex. At least for foster parents of refugee minors living in Michigan. Refugee…

June 27, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There are many reasons people are excited about the legalization of marijuana. Few minor cases clogging up the courts, less people behind bars for things that should never have been crimes in the first place, cops having more time to address real issues that make society unsafe… the list goes on. But the flip side…

June 25, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Not too long ago Michigan’s mandated reporter list – which is the list of people that state law requires they report any suspected child abuse – was pretty basic. It included all the folks whose professions bring them into regular contact with children (which makes them the perfect candidates to notice if a child may…

June 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

We’re not fans of CPS. We’ve spent years battling the agency in court, helping families torn apart by their anti-family policies, and protecting parents falsely accused by CPS workers of abuse and neglect. But much as we can say we don’t like or appreciate them, this one father from Florida took his anger at the…

June 12, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

One of the biggest scandals involved in the Larry Nassar case was the fact that so many people knew what was happening – and no one did anything about it. No one listened to the reports. No one reached out to the authorities to tell them what had been alleged. No one confronted Nassar, or…

June 4, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog, then you already know that a “mandated reporter” in Michigan is someone who is required by law to report suspected child abuse to the proper authorities. In fact, if it comes to light in an investigation that someone who is a mandated reporter knew about, or even suspect that a…

June 1, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This case has been in the spotlight from the moment it began. As people all over the nation draw lines to stand behind, on all kinds of controversial issues, from abortion to politics, this one has captured the public imagination because it addresses another linchpin issue – religious rights. Specifically, whether or not your religious…

May 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The issue of ‘conversion therapy’ (a form of therapy, usually faith-based, that aims to convert gay youth into straight people) has been controversial from the start. And this certainly isn’t the first time a legislator in Michigan has tried to introduce laws making conversion therapy illegal. So when State Senator Mallory McMorrow and State Representative…