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Filed on
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was supported by evidence that the six children had been in an out-of-home placement for over three years and the parents showed no permanent improvement in their parenting skills despite being offered numerous services. In February 2010, Natasha (DOB 5/2000...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was improper where although the father had his rights to two older sibling involuntarily terminated, he had taken every step he could since the youngest child’s birth to establish a parental relationship. Damien S. was born in May 2011 to Jessica...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper when the father took over a year to establish paternity, did not participate in offered services, and was incarcerated for most of the child’s life. In April, 2009, Kaira (DOB 1/2009) was removed from her mother’s home following her mother’s arrest...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
SUMMARY: The rights advisement to a parent only needs to be given prior to the adjudication or plea, but it is good practice to advise a parent at the earliest possible time. Continued custody was proper where the mother continued to have issues with mental health, housing, domestic violence and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 18, 1996
SUMMARY: Where there are two parents with separate homes, the children can be removed from the home of the unfit parent at the adjudication hearing without prejudicing the other parent’s rights. Terry G., father of Amber G. and siblings, appealed order approving the case plan of the Department of...Read more
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