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Beyond Abuse: 5 Reasons CPS Can Remove Your Children

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Abuse and neglect cases have well-defined parameters. However, what about kids who get taken from non-abusive homes? Can the CPS remove your children for other reasons?

Child Abuse Pediatricians in Michigan – Parents Wrongfully Accused

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Have you ever heard the term “medical kidnapping?”

If you want to tear your hair out in rage, read some of the stories you find online under that search term.

Good parents, parents who would never dream of abusing or neglecting their children, are having their children taken from them by CPS with the help of a new category of medical professional: child abuse pediatricians.

Did you know that one of Michigan’s leading health facilities – University of Michigan’s Mott’s Children’s Hospital – is one of the worst places to take your child if he or she has an unexplained injury?

Michigan’s Vaccination Debate and Medical Neglect – What You Need to Know

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Did you know that Michigan has one of the highest rates of unvaccinated kids in the country?

Whether you have chosen to vaccinate or not, it seems like this has become one of the most hotly contested debates in the country. Each side of the debate is claiming the other is endangering lives.

However, do you know the law surrounding vaccines?

5 Crucial Rights to Protect if CPS Comes Knocking

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Do you know what your rights are if Child Protective Services (CPS) comes to your door?

Termination of Parental Rights in Michigan: What You Need to Know

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Is CPS involved in your family life? Are you afraid you are going to lose your children?

Potentially losing your child or children is one of the most stressful and scariest situations anyone would have to face.

Just the fear of this happening can cause great confusion and panic. It is understandably frightening. However, it may help to have an overview of parental termination procedures in Michigan so that you know what to expect.

Two Kinds of Termination of Parental Rights

Let’s start by clarifying the types of termination.

Michigan’s Animal Cruelty Laws: What You Need To Know

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The state of Michigan has strict laws against animal cruelty. If convicted, violators could face stiff fines and jail time depending on the offense.

Michigan’s New Distracted Driving Law Proposal

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Michigan lawmakers have proposed new bills to expand the distracted driving law.

Have you ever been behind a driver who seemed to be less in control of their car than you would hope?

Have you ever driven behind someone whom you could see was texting on their phone while driving, or worse?

These occurrences on the road are disturbingly frequent, even with Michigan’s 2010 law against texting and driving.

Michigan Boating and Fishing Laws Changes

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Are you taking your boat out this weekend?

Do you love to fish in Michigan’s waters?

Whenever the weather in Michigan starts to get warm, the people who live here and vacation here get excited. There is nothing better than looking forward to a day on the open water, fishing or just enjoying the lake.

A few laws that affect boaters and anglers have changed in Michigan. Before you head out onto the water, make sure that you know what the changes are.

Trespassing in Michigan: What You Need to Know

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What counts as trespassing in Michigan?

How do you know when being on someone else’s land is illegal and will get you into trouble and when it’s okay?

How can you safely engage in acts of protest without the fear of being arrested?

Ponzi Scheme: Charges, Penalties & Defense

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Ponzi scheme criminal attorney, David J. Kramer

What is a Ponzi scheme?

You may have heard the term Ponzi scheme used interchangeably with the term pyramid scheme. However, they are not the same thing.

Both a Ponzi scheme and pyramid scheme boast high payouts to some of the first investors, which lure later investors who never end up making any profit.