Every now and then the courts work the way they are supposed to and reverse an egregious and heartbreaking trial court error. Every now and then justice prevails -- not in theory but in the lives of real people, real parents, and real children. Today the Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously reversed trial court's stripping of children from their mother who gave birth, parented and cared for them for seven years. Today she was restored as apparent able to participate in the medical care, education and parenting of her children and she is no longer relegated as a "third party" without rights. The court issued an additional opinion recognizing the other non-genetic parents constitutional right to parent regardless of whether they have given birth.
Read for yourself our victory and the real result we were able to accomplish through the expertise and partnership of Attorney Cathy Sakimura and her colleagues from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Attorney Jay Kaplan from the ...
Read the rest of entry »
On October 13, 2018, there will be free legal assistance for child support issues. It is an arrest free zone. For more information visit here.
I have seen both sides of sexual assault allegations. I have represented persons defending allegations. I have held the hands of those that have been abused. Here are some considerations in this heightened for all persons that may help a person that may be victimized or a person that may be accused:
1) APPS TO RECORD. Get one of those handy apps to record (Awesome Voice Recorder Pro, Voice Recorder & Audio Editor by Tap Media Ltd., etc.)and put it on your home screen so it is easily accessible. If you find yourself in a situation, it may be helpful to record conversations or happenings -- if at all possible.
2) TELL SOMEONE. If you find yourself assaulted, no matter the shame, guilt, fear, or other appropriate response. Tell someone! No matter how counter-intuitive and challenging it is. Tell someone!
3) GET HELP. Find a therapist, counselor, pastor, or other professional that is qualified to help you through being assaulted or being accused. You will need support to address the aftermath of assa ...
If you have legal or faith questions, or perhaps another concern or question, feel free to contact me at:
Regina D. Jemison
500 Griswold, Suite 2410
Detroit, MI 48226