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Filed on
Monday, November 10, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence that a father had not seen his daughter in over a year before the daughter’s removal from her home and concerns about the father’s fitness as a parent was sufficient to overcome the parental preference doctrine. The evidence also established that reasonable efforts, including...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 16, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was supported by evidence that the parents’ personal deficiencies, including alcohol dependency and domestic violence, prevented them from performing reasonable parental obligations, even though there was evidence that the parents had made some progress. The...Read more
Filed on
Friday, February 14, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights was in the child’s best interest when the child had spent the majority of his life in foster care. In addition, the father made little effort to keep in contact with the child and was not in a position to take physical custody. On August 30, 2012,...Read more
Filed on
Monday, January 6, 2014
SUMMARY: Placement with the child’s father was not an abuse of discretion where the father had completed substance abuse treatment and was in an aftercare program, was sober for two months, and the father was doing what was necessary to allow for the child’s placement in the home. The State of...Read more
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