Category: False Allegations

July 20, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Facilitated communication is a widely controversial method of communication. It claims to allow non-verbal individuals to communicate by typing on a keyboard, while a facilitator guides their fingers over the keys. It has been heralded by some as revolutionary, and by others as a complete farce.   Not sure why we would choose to…

June 29, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  One of the hardest things a person can do is prove a negative. How on earth do you provide evidence of the fact that you DIDN’T do something? (After all, there’s no evidence because it didn’t happen!) Definitely a catch 22.   Yet, all over the country, people are accused of things they didn’t…

May 19, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Certain sexual abuse allegations can be very hard to prove. Lack of physical evidence and witnesses, along with victim testimonies that don’t match the accounts provided by those accused of the crime, can make it very hard to prove that anything ever happened.   This however, doesn’t stop most prosecutors. Also because jurors often…

November 9, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thank you for joining us in this difficult but necessary discussion. In this two part series on avoiding abuse and false accusations, we are looking at ways that a parent can minimize the opportunity for their children to be harmed, while also working to keep themselves safe from false allegations of abuse. It’s a…

November 5, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  As defense attorneys we deal with a lot of clients who have been falsely accused of abusing a child. However, we also see a great deal of the flip side of that coin – parents whose children actually have been abused, and it’s not a pretty situation. So we would like to take a…

May 11, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

We recently shared with you some very interesting information about  recovered memory therapy, and whether or not it was possible to plant memories of abuse in a person’s mind during therapy. The current case in which this question has been a central issue, is Kathryn Salmi vs. Lale and Joan Roberts.  In this article, we are…

May 5, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In August of 2009, Kristi Roberts, who was at the time a 17-year-old living with her parents and older sister, went into therapy. According to her parents, they had discovered that an older neighbor who helped with the family’s gardening had molested her. Additionally, there was the incident at Bible camp, where a member of…

September 18, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The Truth About Munchausen by Proxy Gillian Flynn, the author of the hugely popular ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Dark Places’, has also penned the critically acclaimed book ‘Sharp Objects’. It’s a fantastic story about a woman who is forced to confront her own mother’s mental illness, and the munchausen by proxy that damaged her childhood and…

March 3, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Abusive Situations and the Internet We discussed some strategies for avoiding one-adult/one child situations in the previous article, but in this segment we are going to focus on addressing issues pertaining to internet use and how that can play into abusive situations.