Category: Parental Rights

April 4, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Termination of parental rights is a subject that causes  a great deal of confusion and fear for many Michigan parents, and rightly so. Having your parental rights permanently terminated is a terrifying concept, and should be taken very seriously. However, while the fear is completely understandable, the confusion is actually easy to deal with….

July 20, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Proposed Homeschooling Law Leaves Many Angry This is a classic case of one apple spoiling the whole bunch. Or at least, spoiling it for the rest of the bunch. And sadly, this is so often the case nowadays. One individual will make a poor choice, and countless others will be forced to suffer the fallout….

April 23, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Detroit Abuse and Murder Prompts Homeschooling Reforms One of the many tragic details that came to light after the bodies of Mitchell Blair’s two children were found in a freezer by her front door, was the fact that they were homeschooled. Or, to be more specific, they were taken out of public school with the…

January 21, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen, recently committed suicide. In a note shared on the internet, Alcorn was angry that her parents rejected her for religious reasons. She was also angry at them for forcing her into conversion therapy to “cure” her.

January 19, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

How Far is Too Far? The United States Constitution protects a parent’s right to parent their own children, making the decisions they feel are best and raising their children with whatever beliefs and practices they consider to be the best for their family. But there are an increasing number of instances where these rights are…

December 31, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals means that a Houghton County couple may actually have grounds for a malpractice suit against a counselor. The parents say the counselor implanted false memories of sexual abuse in their 17-year-old daughter’s mind.

October 28, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Medical Examiner Says Abuse Was Extreme When Michigan couple Tyler Arndt and Brianna Kwekel parted ways, she moved to Tennessee and took their little son, Dakota, with her. According to Arndt, they had only stayed together for their son, and during that time, he had regularly questioned Kwekel’s judgment as a parent. When she took…

September 25, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Spanking: is it “Reasonable Discipline”? Few parenting issues cause quite as much consternation as the issue of corporal punishment. Whether to spank a child or not? And if so, for which infractions? And for long? And until what age? These are questions that have been debated for years   On a recent episode of ABC’s…

July 2, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Justina Pelletier Returns Home Connecticut teenager, Justina Pelletier was recently returned to her parent’s home in West Hartford, Connecticut. She was separated from her family for 16 months. This case has caused parents around the country to sit up and pay attention.   In February 2013, Justina had a consultation at the Children’s Hospital, which…

June 18, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

State Can’t Take Jurisdiction if Only One Parent Deemed Unfit The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled that the “one parent” doctrine, which has been on the books for more than 70 years, is in fact unconstitutional, and infringes on the due process rights of parents.   In a 5 to 2 ruling released on June…