Posted on December 7th, 2009 No comments
As I reported on Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to take up In re Mason, a termination of parental rights case. John Bologna is the attorney for Respondent Father. I wrote to him on Friday asking for a copy of his application for leave to appeal. He kindly emailed me a copy, which I have made available for download below. Today, my husband bumped into John at the Oakland County Courthouse. My husband tells me that John is obviously pleased with the way the Michigan Supreme Court has framed the issues and he sees many similarities between this case and In re Rood. It appears the trend in the Court is to look very closely at insuring that reasonable efforts are made. I think the issues we will be seeing addressed are what reasonable efforts must be made for non-custodial and incarcerated parents before terminating their parental rights.
What do you think?
You can view or download the Application for Leave to Appeal here: In re Mason (Application for Leave)
The document is in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. If you have trouble downloading it, just wait until this evening when I will have my husband convert the filed to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.