August 22, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Do you need a defense attorney in Michigan? If you got a speeding ticket, or lost control of your car on an icy road and bumped into a street sign, but didn’t stick around or report the accident, you could be cited by the police. While both of these count as breaking the law, they…

August 17, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back, and thanks for joining us as we unpack the rather complex subject of the legal ethics that govern a criminal defense attorney’s conduct in Michigan. In the previous article we looked at the dilemma faced by criminal defense attorneys, as summed up by Evan A. Jenness as a defense attorney’s need to…

August 15, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Anyone who loves crime dramas and legal thrillers has watched scenes where a defendant tries to tell their attorney about what they really did, and their lawyer says, “I don’t want to know!” This may seem strange to people. After all, why wouldn’t your defense attorney want to know the truth? How can they…

August 11, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us against for this discussion on shaming, and whether or not it constitutes child abuse. In our previous article we discussed a Michigan case, based in Monroe, where one parent used public shaming as a method of discipline, which led the other parent to call CPS and refuse…

August 9, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Parenting issues and how people choose to raise their kids are issues that blaze a trail through social media on a weekly basis. Usually this happened in the form of public backlash and parent-shaming for the way a particular issue was handled. A temper-tantrum in the grocery store; a socially inappropriate birthday party theme;…

August 3, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us for the wrap up on this highly controversial subject – facilitated communication. If you’ve only stumbled across this series now, we recommend that you take a few minutes to catch up. If you’ve been with us from the start, let’s pick up where we left off…   In 2006, flying…

August 2, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us again, as we unpack the complex and controversial subject of facilitated communication, and the role it has played in false allegations of child abuse. If you’re only joining us now, we recommend that you spend a few minutes catching up on our previous articles in this series. For those of…

July 28, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  It has been almost a decade since Julian and Thal Wendrow were arrested and charged with Rape of a Minor and Child Abuse. According to court records, it all began when their autistic daughter, Aislinn, typed up a statement using facilitated communication, describing how her father sexually assaulted her.   In the 2007 statement…

July 26, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back to our discussion on facilitated communication, and the role it has played in child abuse and neglect cases in the past. In the introductory article in this series we discussed exactly what this questionable method of communication is, and how it has been discredited by experts.   Facilitated communication, which is still…

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…