Category: Child Abuse

February 6, 2020 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A strange case made headlines again last year, where a Catholic priest from Ostego decided that bubble-wrapping a teen boy and imprisoning him in a janitor’s closet was a good idea. Specifically, he wrapped the boy so tightly he couldn’t move his arms legs or head, covered his eyes and mouth with tape, and then…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

October 2, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Getting it wrong can have terrible consequences. When a Crime Scene Investigator gets it wrong, an innocent person might go to prison. When a doctor gets it wrong, you might be treated for a disease you don’t have (and the one you do have goes untreated!). And when a Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP) gets it…

September 18, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Just in case you happen to have been living under a rock for the last few years – Larry Nassar is in jail for the rest of his life, and doctors are coming under increased scrutiny now that doctor/patient sexual abuse is under the spotlight on a national level. But the ripples from the Nassar…

September 11, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

For most parents, the idea of being accused of child abuse is too horrifying to contemplate. The idea that someone would think that your own children aren’t safe in your care, or that you don’t love your kids, is beyond heartbreaking. But what few people stop to consider when thinking about the horror of false…