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May 11, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In this age of rampant cyber bullying, escalating abuse, and increased violence among young people, Michigan officials were faced with the challenge of finding a way to keep the children and young people of our state safer. Launched in September of 2014, OK2SAY is a program designed to stop harmful and hurtful behaviors before…

April 27, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In 2000 Michigan enacted the Safe Delivery Law, which was put in place to protect unwanted newborn babies from being abandoned. With few options after delivery, and fear of legal reprisal, mothers often abandoned unwanted newborns that they were unable or unwilling to care for. Some of these babies were found and survived, but…

April 26, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan data is in, and unfortunately for our marvelous mitten, it isn’t looking good. Kids Count Data Center, the nation’s premier source for data on child and family well-being in the U.S., gathers data from all across the country. Using this, they work to present an accurate picture of…

March 16, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The Word of Faith Fellowship Church in North Carolina has already had its share of very bad press. Labelled a ‘cult’, with thriving support groups for ex-members, this particular church has a pretty bad rap. However, being labelled as cultish isn’t too hard for devotees to shrug off, as they can simply claim to…

March 14, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  It’s that time again – tax time! When all employed people eagerly anticipate the windfall heading their way, and all self-employed people reluctantly cough up a giant chunk of their earnings to Uncle Sam. However, since death and taxes are both unavoidable, it would make sense to use this opportunity (tax time, not death!)…

November 23, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Every now and again an abuse case appears in the news that seems to be so severe, so horrifying, that it captures the public’s imagination and inflames the media. Right now in Alabama there seems to be a case that fits that description perfectly, with tales of a malnourished teenager who was locked in…

September 14, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  TLC, home of ‘What Not To Wear’, ‘Toddlers in Tiaras’ and the ever disputed ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ has been the center of a great deal of controversy over the years. Their reality shows, which often focus on families with unusual lifestyles, often put ‘ordinary people’ in the spotlight. Which means that when…

July 3, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

After a highly controversial child custody case spread like wildfire through the media, one Judge was brought into close focus for what many were claiming was unethical behavior on the bench. As it turns out, the Judicial Review Board agrees, and has ruled that Oakland County Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca is guilty of misconduct.  …

June 4, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

You’ve probably already seen something in the news about this case. After all, it’s all over news media websites and even Facebook at this point. ┬áRecently, a little boy fell into the Gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, which resulted in a broken leg for the child and death by shooting for the Gorilla. But…

April 26, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  In the previous article in this series on child abuse myths, we discussed the fact that April is National child abuse month, and while we are well-known defense attorneys who have dedicated our careers to representing falsely accused parents and caregivers, we are also parents who understand that child abuse does happen, and that…