MI- Rights of non-offending parents
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"Under Michigan law, a court can obtain temporary custody or
jurisdiction over a child once one parent is found to have neglected
the child, even if the other parent did nothing wrong.
The practice of assuming jurisdiction over a child solely on the basis of the wrongdoing of one parent raises serious constitutional concerns. One of the flaws in the child welfare system is the system’s reluctance to allow children in its grasp to return
to the care of parents, particularly those who did nothing wrong."
"The state argued that proof that an unmarried
mother of a child was dead was enough to separate the father
from his child and that the father could seek to prove his fitness by
or adoption proceedings.
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