Court Cases By State - Montana

Court Cases by Montana

In the Matter of the Custody and Parental Rights of M.M.
271 Mont. 52, 894 P. 2d 298 (1995)

The court approves termination of the father's parental rights with regard to M.M., who had been diagnosed with FAS. The decision rested largely on the failure of the father to comply with the terms of a treatment plan.

One element of the treatment plan was that the father "take classes on fetal alcohol syndrome." 894 P. 2d at 299. The treatment plan was prepared by the Lewis and Clark County Department of Family Protective Services.

In re the custody of T.M.
267 Mont. 75, 881 P. 2d 1333 (1994)

The court approves termination of the father's parental rightswith regard to T.M. T.M. had been diagnosed with FAS. "As a result, he requires a structured environment and constant parental supervision." 267 Mont. at 76. The diagnosis was by a Dr. Susan Lewin, a geneticist at Shodair Hospital. 267 Mont. at 79.

In deciding to approve termination of parental rights, the court emphasized that the father was unable to meet the special needs created by FAS. 267 Mont. at 79.

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