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11. Termination of rights

State v. S.S., 2017AP2097 & 2098, 4/17/18, District 1 (one judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity S.S. appeals the termination of her parental rights to her two boys. She argues the trial court misapplied the six statutory factors in deciding termination was in the children’s best interest, and also that her counsel was ineffective… Read More

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State v. J.L.C., 2017AP197, 5/2/17, District 1 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity J.L.C. argued that the circuit court erroneously terminated his parental rights to his son, K.C., because J.L.C. moved to Arizona, not because J.L.C. failed to provide a safe environment.  The court of appeals saw things differently. Applying §48.426(3)’s “best interests of the… Read More

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State v. Marquis O., 2011AP2642, District 1, 2/14/12 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Marquis O.: Carl W. Chessir; case activity Grounds for terminating parental rights upheld, against argument that Bureau of Child Welfare didn’t make reasonable effort to provide services for Marquis O. to meet conditions for child’s return to him… Read More

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Dane Co. DHS v. Lamont B., 2011AP1750, District 4, 10/27/11 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Lamont B.: Ann T. Bowe; case activity The trial court properly exercised discretion in terminating parental rights, rather than dismissing the petition and transferring guardianship of the children to their foster parents pursuant to §§ 48.977(2) and § 48.427(3m)(c). ¶6        Six… Read More

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