Category: Child Neglect

March 31, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Yes, that’s right- you heard us correctly. The state of Utah has passed a law that makes free range parenting legal. Which means that kids in the Beehive state can go to the park near their house unsupervised, ride their bikes around their neighborhood without someone calling CPS, or walk to the store without…

March 22, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again as we look at a recent case of alleged educational neglect, and discuss what Michigan law has to say about parents not sending their kids to school! As we shared with you in the previous article, Amanda McEntaffer is accused of repeatedly failing to send her young…

March 20, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  For those of you who think things like “medical neglect” or “educational neglect” are nothing more than watch words cooked up by CPS to find new ways to interfere in a parent’s choices, you couldn’t be more wrong. Both of these issues do in fact exist, and as this recent news story reveals, you…

February 27, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  People talk about the foster care problem as if it were a new issue we’re facing. It isn’t. Did you know that? The issue of abandoned or abused children and orphans in need of homes is nothing new in the United States. In fact, in 1850, in New York City, it was estimated that…

November 28, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  For parents who handle mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in their children, daily life can be very challenging. Navigating the varying diagnoses and treatment options is often very stressful, and very time consuming. And now, to make matters worse, those same parents are being confronted with a new and terrifying reality – ‘medical neglect‘….

February 10, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  This is unfortunately the second story this week that pertains to children found unsupervised, which has resulted in parents being arrested and charged. As the news media has pointed out, this is now the second instance of young children being found alone in Detroit in less than one week.   In this case, two…

January 18, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In a neighborhood known for crime, a woman looked out of her window, and noticed a shirtless child looking back at her from the window of the abandoned home next door. She wondered about it, because he was so young, and it was so cold to be wearing no shirt. But she never saw…

September 22, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In a very recent article, we shared with you a situation in which two young moms are facing child abuse charges for leaving their children alone at home while they went shopping. What makes this case somewhat singular is the fact that Michigan doesn’t actually have any laws in place for when a parent…

August 28, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Autism is highly misunderstood. There are so many myths that we could be here all day talking about them. The misconceptions about autistic people not being able to have empathy, or that they are violent, or intellectually disabled are so widespread that many people have no idea what this disorder actually entails.   But…

August 24, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The parents of autistic children face a wide variety of challenges every day. Depending on where their child falls on the autism scale, they may deal with communication problems, inappropriate social interactions, learning disabilities, and compulsive behaviors. But one of the most frightening is wandering. Research reveals that almost half of the autistic children…