Termination of Parental Rights

Issues: Termination under §§ 19b(3)(g) & (j); In re Sours; In re Trejo Minors; In re Miller; Child's best interests; In re Mason

Court: Michigan Court of Appeals (Unpublished)

Case Name: In re B C Pankey

e-Journal Number: 57766

Judge(s): Per Curiam – Boonstra, Meter, and Servitto


The court held that the trial court properly terminated both respondents-parents' parental right to the child where the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence and termination was in the child's best interests. Given the respondent-mother's history of drug abuse, crime, domestic violence, and lack of employment, the trial court did not err in terminating her parental rights under §§ 19b(3)(g) and (j). Also, given the respondent-father's failure to protect the child and his history of criminality, substance abuse, and domestic violence, the trial court did not err in terminating his parental rights under §§ 19b(3)(g) and (j). Affirmed.


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