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Friday, January 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court won't review Atkins guardianship case

Last Friday, Jan. 18th, the ILB reported that the Supreme Court had denied transfer in the case of Guardianship of Patrick Atkins, Brett Conrad v. Thomas and Jeanne Atkins.

Today the Indiananpolis Star has this brief item:

The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a case pitting a man against his longtime partner's parents in a bid for guardianship.

In June, the Indiana Court of Appeals sided with a Hamilton County judge who denied Brett Conrad's request to grant him control of Patrick Atkins' care. The two had been partners for 25 years, but Atkins fell seriously ill nearly three years ago after suffering a ruptured aneurysm and a stroke.

Jeanne and Thomas Atkins, Carmel, opposed Conrad's request for guardianship, and Jeanne Atkins said she disapproved of her son's relationship. The appeals court did order the lower court to grant Conrad the right to visit Atkins.

The state Supreme Court on Jan. 17 denied Conrad's request to review the appeals ruling.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 25, 2008 05:58 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions