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Tag Archives: Parental Rights

Parental property? Court adopts balancing test to award viable pre-embryo

A trial court’s award of a preserved pre-embryo to a wife with no compensation to the husband for his share of the marital property has been reversed by the Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Marla Graff Decker remanded the case ...

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CAV: Brief appealing “adoption” goal lacks legal authorities

A mother’s opening brief lacked sufficient principles of law and legal authorities to merit review of the circuit court’s order finding a risk of abuse or neglect and approving the goal of adoption for her child. Background Mother and Father, ...

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CAV: Baby’s bathtub death supports dad’s loss of rights years later

The circuit court did not err in terminating the parental rights of a father of six based on his conviction for involuntary manslaughter six years earlier. The offense arose from the death of his infant daughter when he left her ...

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CAV: Unknown source of abuse blocks twins’ return home

Twin baby girls who, at about four months old, were found to have bone fractures and subdural hematomas indicative of abuse, could not be returned to their parents’ care when the parents were not forthcoming about how the abuse might ...

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CAV: Mother’s lack of contact with kids supports termination

Despite significant compliance with social services requirements to reunite with her five living children, a mother had not substantially remedied the conditions that required them to be placed in foster care. She had not seen the children since they were ...

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