January 31, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Bullying, which is another way to say child-on-child abuse, is a form of abuse, whether the perpetrator is a child or an adult. And when your child is the victim, it doesn’t matter who did it, you just want it to stop! As parents ourselves, we completely understand. It’s heartbreaking to know that your loved…

January 28, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve all heard about Larry Nassar. It would be impossible not to have. So we’re going to assume you know who he is and what he did (if you need a refresher on the details you can find them here and here.) But someone you may not have heard about is John Geddert – a…

January 24, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Sometimes as parents you make impulsive decisions in the moment that look terrible in retrospect, but didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time. You lose track of time, choose one option instead of another, or give in to a whim, and in the end, it comes back to bite you. That may…

January 22, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on how the Michigan foster system doesn’t do enough for kids aging out of the system. As we mentioned in the previous article, once kids reach 18 years of age they “age out” of foster care, which means the state is no longer responsible…

January 15, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

There has always been a strong sentiment surrounding the fact that kids in foster care get a raw deal. They lose their families, get bumped around from stranger’s home to stranger’s home with very few of their own belongings, and they have little in the way of stability. It’s a rough life and many foster…

January 9, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog then you’re probably already familiar with the case of 16-year-old Hannah Warner, the mentally and physically disabled teen who died as a result of her mother’s neglect. Hannah was confined to a bed as a result of “chromosome translocation”, a disease that resulted in her needing a feeding tube, tracheotomy,…

December 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you follow our blog (or the news) then you already know who “freezer mom” is – Detroit’s notorious convicted child killer who murdered two of her four children and stored their bodies in a chest freezer by her front door. Mitchell Blair’s crime was discovered when she was evicted from her apartment, and people…

December 13, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about a subject that can be very hard for parents to consider, but let’s face it – parenting is hard. We get that you may not want to think about this right now, and we don’t blame you, Christmas time shouldn’t be depressing or scary or sad….

December 11, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The holidays are supposed to be about gift-giving and goodwill toward men. Or at least, that’s what the Christmas movies say. But it’s not always like that. For many families, the holidays are a season of increased stress and emotional turbulence. The added financial strain of Christmas shopping, and the miserable weather and seemingly endless…

December 4, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

It has been 18 years since Michigan passed the Safe Haven law, also known as the “safe delivery” law. This is the law that allows a Michigan parent to safely and anonymously surrender a healthy, unharmed infant to authorities within 72 hours (or three days) of the child’s birth. And most importantly – the surrender…