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…

November 20, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Parenting is a challenge. Even when your kids are well behaved, and don’t have the added challenges of mental health issues, parenting can be very hard. So for those parents who deal with developmental disabilities in their children, or severe medical conditions and behavioral disorders, parenting can be unbelievably difficult. And in certain very tragic…

November 15, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This story is heartbreaking, from start to finish. And we don’t just mean because three little children lost their lives in a fire. This story is tragic for everyone involved, including the mother who lost her children and is now facing criminal charges, and her sister who lives with the family and has now lost…

November 12, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Spoiler alert, this is a pretty sad story. It’s about a pregnant mom who battled, and successfully overturned, a prison sentence (which is very hard to do!) only to end up right back where she started – in court facing charges. Unfortunately, like so many sad stories, this story starts with drugs. Specifically, meth ……

November 6, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on when promoting being independent in your kids can lead to accusations of neglect. It’s a fine line, and one that we know is very hard to navigate, especially in this time when the state seems to be overly involved in every aspect of…

November 1, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This is a question that many, many Michigan moms and dads have themselves, and us, over the years. And we’re sorry to say that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Whether or not CPS or the cops, or even other parents and members of the community think you’re neglecting your kids has a lot to do…

October 30, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about what the rights are of Michigan parents serving time behind bars, and the difference between not being able to see your kids and actually losing your right to parent them. In the previous article, we looked at a precedent-setting case here in Michigan, where a dad…

October 24, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This may seem like a question with an obvious answer – yes! You certainly can’t take your kids to prison with you, so in that sense, yes, you do lose your children. But there’s a difference between losing your kids in a temporary and physical sense, and actually losing your rights to be the parent…

October 22, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Abusing children is against the law in Michigan. Ask around and you’ll find that pretty much everyone knows that. (Although you’ll probably find that different people have different ideas about what exactly counts as child abuse, but that’s another discussion for another day.) But did you know that you can get into trouble for child…