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Attorney Renee C. Walsh

Michigan Emancipation of Minors

Are you at least age 16 and want to know how you can become emancipated? Become Emancipated -- File a Petition The Emancipation of Minors Act  MCL … [Read more...]

17-year-old Runaways: Not “Adults”, Not “Juveniles”, And Not “Children” – Michigan Law Leaves Parents Helpless

Wow, this is really interesting how Michigan laws treat 17-year-old runaways. They are not an "adult", not a "juvenile" and also not a "child" under … [Read more...]

Medical Treatment of Pregnant Minor

Inquiry: Hello, I have a very urgent question regarding medical treatment of pregnant minor that I need answered as soon as possible. If a … [Read more...]

Short Overview of Michigan Foster Care

The Michigan Foster Care Services Program is administered by the Department of Human Services. It provides placement and supervision of children who … [Read more...]

Georgia Runaway Law – Especially with Regard to 17-year-olds

A Georgia 17-year-old could leave home but they may have to answer why if there is an allegation that they are a "deprived child" or a … [Read more...]

Leaving Child Unattended in Vehicle

Did you know that it is a crime to leave a child unattended in a vehicle if they could be harmed?  I suppose that I knew that if anyone ever saw me do … [Read more...]

Michigan Child Abuse Laws

Michigan Child Abuse Laws can be found in Michigan Compiled Laws: Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act MCL 722.601 - … [Read more...]

Are you a Minor who needs to talk to someone? You can see a psychologist or social worker without your parents knowing.

The Michigan Mental Health Code provides in section 330.1707 that mental health professionals may treat minor children who are at least age 14 without … [Read more...]

Hard to Police What Goes on in Foster Homes

Report: N.J. spent approximately $51.7 million on 317 child neglect and abuse lawsuits NJ spent approximately $517 million on 317 child neglect and … [Read more...]

Child Protective Services Interview of Parent Alleged to Have Abused Child

As an attorney, I observed a CPS Interview of a person who was alleged to have committed an act of child abuse or neglect. I was impressed by the … [Read more...]