Does anyone know of ANY [Michigan] cases where the non-offending parent petitioned the court to terminate respondent parents rights, and succeeded in having them terminated (without the involvement of DHS/CPS, besides their & the APA's signing off on the petition w/o any direct involvement)?!?! Every caselaw I have found references "the department" [DHS] as petitioner, and is therefor useless in my case... Help me please!! We were never unwed & no custody or support order was ever filed, prior to my filing petition for termination, when child just turned 4 years old [he's now just a few months past 5]. Extreemly violent relationship, high lethality risks.. fled when child was 8 moths. Petition states multiple proveable statutorial grounds for term., DHS/CPS w\ere never involved however..?
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It;s possible but difficult. You need a lawyer to help you. There are provisions in the law which allow for termination under certain limited circumstances. Again, it is tough and not something you will likely be able to resolve without an attorney. Email me at email@example.com if you would like an appointment with a lawyer to discuss your options.
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Generally, a parent cannot petition privately to terminate the rights of the other parent, unless it is associated with a petition for step-parent adoption by a new spouse, and even then, the statute has strict requirements. Consult an attorney about your specific situation to determine your legal rights.
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