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Posted: Jan 29, 2020, 10:55 AM
A trial court must examine whether terminating a mother’s parental rights was in the best interests of each child – including whether a guardianship with the maternal grandmother is appropriate for two of the children, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Jan 8, 2020, 1:30 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sought temporary jurisdiction of the respondent-father’s children after the mother, who was the custodial parent, was found dead. The DHHS asserted various reasons why it was improper to place the children with the respondent, including that he had been ordered not to have unsupervised contact with the children.
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Posted: May 15, 2019, 4:06 PM
The fact that a “Solely for the Benefit” (SBO) trust (1) includes former assets of a spouse who is now institutionalized and (2) allows the trustee to make payments to the non-institutionalized spouse does not automatically make the SBO trust assets countable for purposes of determining the institutionalized spouse’s Medicaid eligibility, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019, 1:05 PM
Even though a temporary detention order did not include a “contrary to the welfare” finding, as required by law, this did not preclude the plaintiff’s eligibility for Title IV-E foster-care funding because the temporary detention order was not an order removing the plaintiff from his home and “into foster care,” the Michigan Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AM
A recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in a child-protection case is a reminder of just how important it is for parties, agencies, and the trial courts to be diligent about locating parents, so they are notified of their hearing dates.
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