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Posted: Jun 22, 2022, 10:40 AM
A father’s parental rights were erroneously terminated under MCL 712A.19b(3) because his incarceration was the condition that led to the initial adjudication – and that condition alone is insufficient to terminate his rights, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the appeal in a child-welfare case because trial counsel filed the appeal, and not the father whose parental rights were terminated.
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Posted: Mar 4, 2022, 10:15 AM
The COA vacated the Trial Court’s order terminating mother’s parental rights because mother’s drug use during pregnancy does not qualify as an aggravated circumstance allowing for termination without first providing reasonable efforts.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2022, 10:00 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court is considering whether to hear the case of a mother whose parental rights were terminated after the trial court agreed with the petitioning agency that she had subjected her children to “aggravated circumstances”.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2022, 11:15 AM
Although the trial court properly terminated the respondent-mother’s parental rights because at least one of the statutory termination factors was met, the trial court made “inappropriate references” to the fact that domestic violence had occurred in the home, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2021, 9:45 AM
A trial court properly terminated a father’s parental rights to his two older children after the youngest child died because termination was in the older children’s best interests, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a split decision.
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Posted: Jun 9, 2021, 10:10 AM
An order terminating a mother’s parental rights must be reversed because no case treatment plan existed and she “could not be faulted for failing to complete a nonexistent treatment plan,” the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2021, 10:30 AM
The trial court improperly dismissed an authorized petition to terminate the respondent’s parental rights because it did not issue a decision on the merits of the case, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Dec 9, 2020, 9:45 AM
A trial court did not violate a father’s due process rights and properly terminated his parental rights because the father validly waived his participation in the best-interest hearing, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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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: Mar 27, 2019, 3:25 PM
Although a trial court properly terminated the parental rights of a mother and a father under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (g), the termination of the mother’s rights under a best interests analysis must be vacated because the trial court did not address the child’s placement with a relative, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled.
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Posted: Mar 13, 2019, 1:58 PM
Unknown Father’s Rights Terminated: MSC Vacates Decision, Remands Matter For Specific Answers
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