MI Rules MCR 3.800
Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated Currentness
Michigan Court Rules of 1985
Chapter 3. Special Proceedings and Actions
Subchapter 3.800. Adoption
RULE 3.800 APPLICABLE RULES; INTERESTED PARTIES; INDIAN CHILD
(A) Generally. Except as modified by MCR 3.801-3.806, adoption proceedings are governed by the rules generally applicable to civil proceedings.
(B) Interested Parties.
(1) The persons interested in various adoption proceedings, including proceedings involving an Indian child, are as provided by MCL 710.24a except as otherwise provided in subrules (2) and (3).
(2) If the adoptee is an Indian child, in addition to the above, the persons interested are the child's tribe and the Indian custodian, if any, and, if the Indian's child's parent or Indian custodian, or tribe, is unknown, the Secretary of the Interior.
(3) The interested persons in a petition to terminate the rights of the noncustodial parent pursuant to MCL 710.51(6) are:
(a) the petitioner;
(b) the adoptee, if over 14 years of age;
(c) the noncustodial parent; and
(d) if the adoptee is an Indian child, the child's tribe and the Indian custodian, if any, and, if the Indian child's parent or Indian custodian, or tribe, is unknown, the Secretary of the Interior.
[Formerly Rule 5.750, effective March 1, 1985. Renumbered 3.800 and amended December 18, 2001, effective May 1, 2002, 465 Mich; amended February 4, 2003, effective May 1, 2003, 467 Mich; February 2, 2010, effective May 1, 2010, 485 Mich.]
Current with amendments received through January 1, 2011.
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