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October 30, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about what the rights are of Michigan parents serving time behind bars, and the difference between not being able to see your kids and actually losing your right to parent them. In the previous article, we looked at a precedent-setting case here in Michigan, where a dad…

July 25, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Ever since the huge female genital mutilation scandal that took the Detroit area by storm in April of 2017, the subject has made headlines over and over, as the case took several unexpected turns. First there were some unexpected charges, as more and more people were implicated in the allegations. Then families were torn apart…

July 16, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In November of 2008, medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan. The issue of weed usage for any purpose is a hugely controversial topic, and so when the law changed again in 2018, and recreational marijuana was legalized, things get a little more complex. At least for foster parents of refugee minors living in Michigan. Refugee…

December 12, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again as we wrap up this somewhat controversial topic. We’ve been talking about how the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan could impact parents and kids moving forward, specifically from a child abuse standpoint. We’ve already discussed what the new law says about children’s access to…

November 15, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on Native American child abuse crimes, and why they’re handled differently. As we pointed out in the previous article, where the crime happens has a lot to do with how it’s handled.   Crimes committed on Indian Reservations are investigated by tribal police and…

November 14, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  If you’ve ever read about a child abuse case involving Native Americans, you’ll also notice that those cases aren’t handled in the same way as other child neglect and abuse cases in Michigan. And you may have wondered why. Well, there are a couple of reasons, depending on the circumstances, and we’d like to…

September 14, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Every now and again a book comes out that hits home so perfectly, that touches on issues everyone knows are wrong, yet no one knows how to change or address. And this book is a perfect example of that.   Small Animals: Parenting in the Age of Fear is a book by Kim Brooks…

June 15, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Michigan’s Safe Haven law, which allows parents to surrender an unharmed newborn within 72 hours of birth – no questions asked – may be upgraded in the near future to include ‘baby boxes’. Not sure what a baby box is? You’re not alone. It’s actually an amazing phenomenon that is cropping up all over…

May 23, 2018 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  There are lots of Child Advocacy Centers in Michigan, serving the needs of children who’ve been harmed through neglect or abuse, and their families. According to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan, a nonprofit aimed at unifying and strengthening Michigan’s response to child victims of abuse, the goal is that every child in need will…