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Domestic Relations – Constitutional — Parent & Child – Custody – Paternal Grandparents – Insufficient Findings – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (access required)

Powers v. Wagner Although the defendant-mother left her son with his paternal grandparents for two years, the trial court failed to make findings as to whether the mother intended for the arrangement to be temporary or permanent. The trial court should not have proceeded to the issue of the child’s best interests before ruling on the issue of the mother’s intentions. We vacate the order granting custody to the grandparents and remand for further proceedings.

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