Docket No. 102360.

176 Mich. App. 131 (1989)

439 N.W.2d 307


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided March 21, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William A. Forsyth, Prosecuting Attorney, Timothy K. McMorrow, Chief Appellate Attorney, and David R. Gersch, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for petitioner.

N. Garth Petersen, for respondent Harold J. Macomber.

Before: DANHOF, C.J., and HOOD and R.L. OLZARK, JJ.


Respondent, Harold J. Macomber, appeals as of right from Kent County Probate Court child protective proceedings concerning his daughter, who was born December 8, 1970. We reverse.

We first address the issue of whether the juvenile division of the probate court had jurisdiction over the Macomber child. A petition must be filed before the juvenile division of the probate court can assume jurisdiction. MCL 712A.11; MSA 27.3178(598.11); MCR 5.904(A...

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