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Termination of Parental Rights

By: Derek Hawkins//November 17, 2020

Termination of Parental Rights

By: Derek Hawkins//November 17, 2020

WI Court of Appeals – District I

Case Name: N.M. v. State of Wisconsin

Case No.: 2020AP964

Officials: WHITE, J.

Focus: Termination of Parental Rights

N.M. appeals the circuit court’s order terminating the parental rights of her mother, J.M.W., on the petition of the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services. She asks this court to vacate the order and remand to the circuit court. She argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion because, under the facts in the record, no reasonable court could have concluded that termination of parental rights was in the best interests of the child. For the reasons stated below, we conclude that termination was not an erroneous exercise of discretion, and accordingly, we affirm.

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