Specifically, any related Legal precedence, case law, court rule or MCL re: non-offending parent petitioning to terminate respondent parents parental rights; when DHS did NOT step in and remove the child from respondents home, custody or care. How to establish courts jurisdiction, and right/justification to retain jurisdiction, over a child when CPS was not involved? 4 Grounds for termination are in evidence, but petition filed by parent, so how can 'the departments determination of risk of harm' MCL712A.2(b) be established without DHS' removal? Any caselaw where NON-AGENCY person ruled to have the AUTHORITY to determine risk of harm?! Can respondents incarceration at time of filing negate courts jurisdiction, argument being he couldnt PHYSICALLY present a 'risk of harm to the child'?There are no custody or support orders or ANY civil court proceedings re:child, until I filed petition for termination of parental rights in January of 2012... Isn't there a provision that states if the initial petition filed is for Termination, and more than 182 days have lapsed since it's filing without there being a service plane put on record or entering a judgement regarding the judgement, that is grounds for court to grant termination without trial of facts occuring first? I read something similar to this a few months back, can't recall specifically the details or where I found it or which MCL/MCR is was within... Direction or guidance would be greatly appreciated on this & (all) other mentioned issues. Help us please!!
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