parental rights

Law
5:01 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments in grandparents' visitation case

Michigan Supreme Court (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

The Michigan Supreme Court will consider a case tomorrow involving a grandparent’s right to have visitation with a grandchild.

In the case, the parents of a man whose parental rights to his two children were terminated sued for visitation. The man’s parental rights were terminated following allegations of physical abuse. He has since died.

Read more
Law
11:31 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Court: Michigan man has no rights to child linked to affair

(file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A man seeking custody of a child born to a married woman has lost at the Michigan appeals court in a case linked to a new law that's intended to give men more rights.

The court says Aaron Grimes still can't intervene because he knew that Shawnita Van Hook-Williams was married during their affair. Michigan recognizes a woman's husband as the legal parent even if he's not the biological father.

Read more