Category: Child Neglect

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 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 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…

June 1, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

This case has been in the spotlight from the moment it began. As people all over the nation draw lines to stand behind, on all kinds of controversial issues, from abortion to politics, this one has captured the public imagination because it addresses another linchpin issue – religious rights. Specifically, whether or not your religious…

February 19, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for the wrap up of this discussion about the child welfare system and the unfair persecution of impoverished families. In the previous article we looked at a bill introduced last year by Congresswoman Gwen Moore that hoped to make it illegal for federal funding to be used…

February 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve probably heard about this debate at some point – we’ve certainly covered it a number of times on our blog – because it’s a very real issue. Poverty makes it extremely difficult for parents and caregivers to provide for their kids and meet basic needs, which often gets mistaken for neglect, or bad parenting….

November 20, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  On November 6th, Michigan became the first state in the midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. It was a very controversial vote that has garnered a great deal of support, and a lot of public outcry along the way. But how will this new law change things for parents? And what do Michigan parents need…

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…