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Termination of Parental Rights

M.R.K. appeals the order of the trial court terminating his parental rights to J.K. He argues that the trial court erred in entering a default judgment against him after he failed to appear at a hearing on the State’s petition for the termination of his parental rights, and that his motion to vacate the default judgment should not have been denied.

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Sufficiency of Evidence – Guardianship and Protective Placement Orders

P.G. appeals orders establishing guardianships of his person and his estate, as well as an order for his protective placement. P.G. argues the guardianship and protective placement orders must be reversed because the circuit court failed to find—and the evidence did not support a finding—that his needs could not be met through less restrictive means.

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