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#1 al_thetoolman

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

My wifes 4 children were taken from her custody in michigan and here rights were terminated can I get the kids and bring them home to North Dakota
Ther was never any drugs involved it was a case of neglect / abandonment the kids were left home alone when the sitter didnt show on time and a messy house

#2 Ted_from_Texas

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Your message is somewhat vague, but I surmise these are kids your (ex?) wife had with another man or men, and you have no connection to them except that they are half-siblings of your own kids. You don't say where the kids are now but presumably they are in foster care, and Child Protective Services (or the equivalent Michigan authority) has been awarded legal custody. If so, you'll need to discuss the possibility of their coming to you with the children's CPS caseworker. Consult local counsel.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

I agree with the previous poster, you may wish to consult with a local Family Law Lawyer to advise you on this matter.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

ok so should I consult with a North Dakota council or Michigan
and as far as the other questions Im speaking of my current wife she was a widow at the time the children were taken and we now have two of their siblings 4 are in foster-care in Mi and our 2 live with us in ND

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Your posts are very difficult to follow. In any future posts, please make an effort to use something the resembles proper capitalization and punctuation so that we don't have to guess where one sentence ends and the next one begins.


My wifes 4 children were taken from her custody in michigan and here rights were terminated can I get the kids and bring them home to North Dakota


It's not clear why you think bringing these children to ND would constitute bringing them "home." However, if your wife's parental rights were terminated and these are not your children, then you have no legal rights whatsoever to do anything with them.


ok so should I consult with a North Dakota council or Michigan


If you would like to obtain a guardianship or custody of these children who live in MI, you obviously should speak with a lawyer in MI. However, if you are now married to and living with the children's mother whose parental rights were terminated, it is at least unlikely that the court or child services would put them in your care, which would be tantamount to giving them back to their mother whose rights were terminated.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

My wifes 4 children were taken from her custody in michigan and here rights were terminated can I get the kids and bring them home to North Dakota
Ther was never any drugs involved it was a case of neglect / abandonment the kids were left home alone when the sitter didnt show on time and a messy house

you are a legal stranger to thses children and have no rights or standing to do anything. im sorry

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Can the ruling (rights terminated) be reversed or reopened for another attempt at reuniting this family?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Parental rights are never terminated without very good reason. Your messages make no mention of why your wife's parental rights were terminated in the first place, or what has happened since then to make that ruling no longer relevant, so the best anyone can say here is that it would be very difficult if not impossible to get the original ruling reversed. Consult local counsel.




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