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Posted: Apr 27, 2018, 11:30 AM
Two recent Michigan Court of Appeals decisions, if not reversed, may end up hindering direct placement adoptions in Michigan. The rulings in In re MGR, Minor and In re LMB, Minor are concerning for prospective adoptive parents because they allow putative fathers to stop an adoption in its tracks, simply by obtaining an order of filiation from the trial court.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018, 5:58 PM
The three-year time limit for filing a paternity challenge under the Revocation of Paternity Act (RPA) does not apply when the presumed father raises the issue in a divorce action, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015, 3:55 PM
This week, in Rogers v Wcisel, 312 Mich App 79 (2015), slip op, the Court of Appeals addressed in a published opinion what it means under the Revocation of Paternity Act (RPA) for there to be a "mistake of fact" justifying a revocation of an acknowledgement of paternity. The Court of Appeals first provided a detailed discussion of the facts in the case wherein an acknowledged father sought to revoke his paternity after DNA evidence revealed there was a zero percent chance he was the child's father.
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Posted: Jun 18, 2015, 9:45 AM
In Graham v Foster, ___ Mich App __; __ NW2d __ (2015), the Court of Appeals held that a presumed father, ie, a mother's husband at the time of conception or birth of a child, is a necessary party to a Revocation of Paternity Act claim.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014, 3:35 PM
The Court of Appeals issued a real head scratcher today in Helton v Beaman.
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