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October 26, 2013

MSC may address grandparenting time under the Child Custody Act

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether to grant leave in Porter v. Hill.  The Court asked for supplemental briefs addressing:

“(1) whether the parents of a man whose parental rights to his minor children were terminated prior to his death have standing to seek grandparenting time with the children under the Child Custody Act, MCL 722.21 et seq., and

(2) whether the term ‘natural parent’ in MCL 722.22(d) and (g) is the equivalent of ‘legal parent’ or ‘biological parent.’” For further information regarding this case, please see our post on the Court of Appeals opinion here.

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