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…

May 14, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog, or read the news with any regularity, you probably already know that Michigan has ‘mandatory reporter’ laws. This means that there is a list of people by profession who are required by law to report suspected child abuse when they encounter it, and not doing so could mean criminal charges…

May 1, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Kids Count Data Center, the nation’s premier source for data on child and family well-being in the U.S., gathers data from all across the country. Using this, they work to present an accurate picture of the health and wellbeing of children in every state. The 2019 Kids Count in Michigan data is in, and unfortunately…

April 24, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

They say there’s no greater advocate for quitting smoking than a former smoker. And that theory certainly seems to apply in this case to a specific mom from Saginaw who was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for Second Degree Child Abuse. If you follow our blog then you’ll probably remember the Elijah…

April 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

People accused of child abuse get a raw deal in Michigan. And before you get angry about that statement, take a moment and hear us out. We’re not suggesting that actual child abusers get an easy ride. As parents as well as attorneys, we understand how valuable children are. It’s just that we also know…

April 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

At this point, the word “Nassar” has come to mean everything that is wrong with the world these days. From ‘rape culture’ and sexual abuse, to the unchecked power of doctors and the culture of silence on university campuses, ‘Nassar’ is now the catch phrase used to sum up the many social changes that people…

April 4, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

April is national child abuse prevention month, and the efforts made around Michigan to raise both awareness and financial help for local organizations battling this crime are inspiring. People from all walks of life getting together to make more Michigan residents aware of what’s happening behind closed doors, and raising money to support nonprofits helping…