Category: Child Abuse

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;…

July 18, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Certain things go hand in hand together, like ice cream and apple pie. Or peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately another common combo is Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment. Although many people may not realize it, Child Endangerment, while it is a criminal charge that pertains directly to child abuse, in some Michigan cases is…

July 11, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us again. We discussed some strategies for avoiding one-adult/one child situations in the previous article, but in this segment we’re going to focus on addressing issues pertaining to internet use and how that can play into abusive situations.   Child predators are not stupid. They are never going to show up…

July 7, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In the previous segment we looked at some of the statistics reflecting the realities of child abuse in today’s world, and discussed why it is so important to be careful. This applies just as much to you when you are with other people’s children – as you could find yourself the unwitting subject of…

July 4, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Preventing child abuse in one of the easiest things to say, and yet one of the most daunting and terrifying subjects to actually address. However, it doesn’t have to be. A series of simple strategies can help you to avoid abusive situations for your kids, and even false accusations against you for the alleged…

June 21, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The story of Jamarion Lawhorn is a tragic one. Known as Kent County’s youngest killer, Jamarion stabbed 9-year-old Conner Verkerke in a playground near his home in an effort to get himself arrested and executed. The reason? He wanted the electric chair, because he wanted to end his life, and by killing Connor, he…

June 16, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In 2016, a 12-year-old boy from Berrien County was found on the railroad tracks by police, after running away from home. He was starved, bruised, and told officers that he didn’t expect to live to see his 13th birthday.┬áHe and his five siblings were removed from their home by CPS. His father and stepmother were…

June 9, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Working at a domestic abuse shelter is a very hard job. Although it tends to get glorified in the public eye as very rewarding work with lots of “warm and fuzzy” experiences, the truth is often much more harsh. Domestic abuse shelters are full of women who have come from violent homes and are…

June 7, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  22-year-old Tatum Cole, a Lansing resident and father of a baby who is now deceased, was recently convicted of murder and child abuse. The reason? He admitted to being the cause of his baby daughter, Ava’s, death.   Ava had been brought to Sparrow Hospital because she was unresponsive and not breathing. She was…