In the Matter of AH, LM, & JM, 2015 MT 75 (March 10, 2015) (McKinnon, J.) (5-0, affirmed)
Issue: (1) Whether Mother’s due process rights were violated by delays in holding the show cause, adjudicatory and dispositional hearings; and (2) whether the district court erred in finding that Mother failed to complete her treatment plan and that the condition rendering her unfit to parent was unlikely to change in a reasonable time.
Short Answer: (1) No, and (2) no.
Facts: Mother has three children, JM (2006 – father is TT), LM (2009 – father is AA) and AH (2010 – father is FH). DPHHS received several reports of bruises and bite marks on the children in July 2011. It removed the children from Mother’s care in August 2011.…