Court of Appeals Decision on Bibi V. Wallace Released
On May 3, 2016, the Court of Appeals, in a published Opinion, agreed that Ms. Shensky’s client was not prohibited from filing a Petition requesting that she be appointed Guardian of a Minor. The Court agreed that a previous Order from a Canadian Court was only a temporary placement, and reversed the trial court’s denial of a Petition for appointment as Guardian. In addition, the Court of Appeals agreed the provisions of the Child Custody Act, MCL 722.21, et seq, do not apply to Guardianship proceedings involving a minor instituted in the Probate Court.
For the full court decision, click here.