Court rules against grandmother in custody case

The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a decision that favored a Florida woman as guardian for grandchildren in Michigan.
AP Wire
Apr 23, 2014

The court says Lori Scribner doesn't get an advantage under state law just because she's a relative. The court on Tuesday unanimously reversed an opinion from the appeals court and said a Muskegon County judge made the right call.

Scribner is a nurse who lives in St. Augustine, Fla. She's the paternal grandmother of three of four children who have been living with a foster family.

The children are age 12 and under and have been in foster care for five years. Foster parents want to adopt them.

The case is returning to the appeals court for work on other issues.



What a gut wrenching situation for all concerned. I hope things can be worked out the best for the children and those that clearly love them. As a grandparent it aches just to imagine not being able to have them in my life at all.

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