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Parents never married: Biological dad gets custody, parenting time, Mich. appeals court agrees (access required)

A trial court properly awarded a biological father parenting time with and joint legal custody of the unmarried parties’ child, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 published decision. Paternity testing determined that the child, MP, was the plaintiff’s biological daughter. The defendant mother had given birth to MP shortly after marrying another man, who was the child’s presumed father under Michigan law. The plaintiff later filed an action for custody and parenting time in Berrien County Circuit Court.

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In re: Victoria C.

Visitation: Sibling visitation rights: Parental fitness or exceptional circumstances CoA No. 15, Sept. Term 2013. Reported. Opinion by Battaglia, J.; Greene and Adkins, JJ., dissent. Filed March 27, 2014. Petition for certiorari from Court of Special Appeals. Affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded to Carroll County Circuit Court.

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In Re: Victoria C. (access required)

CSA No. 174, September Term 2012. Reported. Opinion by Berger, J. Filed Nov. 26, 2012. 20 pages. Reversed. Visitation: Adult sibling’s rights: Threshold showing of parental unfitness or exceptional circumstances

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