March 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

When someone claims that a child has been abused, chances are, your first thought isn’t “Well, that might not be true!” Most people, when they hear about child abuse or neglect, assume that where there’s smoke, there must be a fire. It’s a mindset that’s very widespread in our culture, and yet it’s proving to…

March 15, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there, thanks for joining us for the wrap up of this discussion on spanking in Michigan, what parent’s rights are, and what you’re allowed to do when it comes to discipline. So far in this series we’ve looked at what the law says about spanking your kids (you’re allowed to use “reasonable force”), what…

March 13, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for more on the subject of disciplining children in Michigan, and what methods the law says we are free to use. As we covered in the previous article, Michigan law does allow parents to spank their children. However, as Brandy Thompson, an experienced child abuse defense lawyer explains,…

March 7, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This is a touchy subject, we know. People tend to feel very strongly about this, one way or another, and there’s very little middle ground. Couple that with the fact that we live in a time when parent’s rights are almost constantly being questioned, if not violated, and you have a subject people are really…

March 5, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Earlier in February, a 3-month-old baby boy was found unresponsive at his daycare. He was rushed to Promedica Children’s Hospital in Toledo just south of the Michigan border, where medical professionals determined that the infant has suffered a severe brain injury. Doctors at Promedica reached out to Michigan State Police to report what they suspected…

February 27, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion about how to handle a situation where a medical professional has misdiagnosed child abuse. Nothing could be more awful for a parent than to take your child to the hospital to get them help, and then be accused of causing whatever is hurting them….

February 22, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Taking your sick child to the doctor to help them get better, only to be accused of causing those injuries yourself. And as if those heinous accusations aren’t awful enough, now the state is getting involved. You’re going to be investigated, accused, possibly charged with a crime. Some well meaning…

February 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for the wrap up of this discussion about the child welfare system and the unfair persecution of impoverished families. In the previous article we looked at a bill introduced last year by Congresswoman Gwen Moore that hoped to make it illegal for federal funding to be used…

February 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve probably heard about this debate at some point – we’ve certainly covered it a number of times on our blog – because it’s a very real issue. Poverty makes it extremely difficult for parents and caregivers to provide for their kids and meet basic needs, which often gets mistaken for neglect, or bad parenting….

February 12, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hey there, thanks for joining us again for the wrap up of this discussion. So far we’ve looked at a couple of cases here in Michigan where innocent parents were falsely accused of child abuse by the Child Protection Team at Mott’s Children’s Hospital, led by Dr. Bethany Mohr. Thankfully, in both cases we looked…