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2011AP529, 2011AP530 In re the termination of parental rights to Kassaiya A., et al.

Juveniles TPR; no contest pleas; evidentiary hearings Jennifer F. appeals orders of the circuit court terminating her parental rights to Lazzerick A. and Kassaiya A. Jennifer contends that the circuit court violated Wis. Stat. § 48.422(3) by failing to hear testimony in support of the allegations in the petitions to terminate her parental rights prior to accepting her no contest ...

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2011AP693 In re the termination of parental rights to Abieail A.

Juveniles TPR; adjournments Henry W. appeals the order terminating his parental rights to Abieail A. We affirm. This opinion will not be published. 2011AP693 In re the termination of parental rights to Abieail A. Dist I, Milwaukee County, Stamper, J., Fine, J. Attorneys: For Appellant: Earle, Jane S., Shorewood; For Respondent: Mueller, Elisabeth Andrews, Milwaukee; Swartz, Melinda A., Milwaukee Full ...

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2010AP2876 In re the termination of parental rights to Gracious S.

Juveniles TPR; best interests Gabriel S. appeals the order terminating his parental rights to Gracious S. He argues that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion when it found him unfit because Gracious continued to be a child in need of protection or services. Gabriel S. also contends that the trial court erred when it failed to “properly address each ...

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2010AP2157 In re the termination of parental rights to Nadia H.

Juveniles TPR; sufficiency of the evidence Julie H. appeals an order terminating her parental rights to Nadia H. Julie argues the evidence was insufficient to support the circuit court’s finding that she did not comply with the conditions for return of Nadia in a CHIPS dispositional order. Based on our review of the record, we conclude there is sufficient evidence ...

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2010AP846, 2010AP847 In re the termination of parental rights to Brianna M.W., et al.

Juveniles TPR; abandonment Thomas C. W. appeals from orders terminating his parental rights to his two children. We affirm the trial court. This opinion will not be published. 2010AP846, 2010AP847 In re the termination of parental rights to Brianna M.W., et al. Dist II, Winnebago County, Gritton, J., Anderson, J. Attorneys: For Appellant: Schmieder, Theresa J., Green Bay; For Respondent: ...

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2010AP3091, 2010AP3092 In re the termination of parental rights to Morpheus R., et al.

Juveniles TPR James R. appeals orders of the circuit court terminating his parental rights to his children, Morpheus R. and Rowen R. James argues that the circuit court, at the grounds stage of the termination proceedings, erroneously excluded evidence relating to the motivation of Dodge County Human Services when filing the termination petitions. I disagree, and affirm the circuit court. ...

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2010AP2938 In re the termination of parental rights to Navaeh M.E., et al.

Juveniles TPR; abandonment Andrea O. appeals from a circuit court order terminating her parental rights to Navaeh M.E. on grounds of abandonment. Andrea challenges the sufficiency of the evidence upon which the jury concluded that she did not have good cause for failing to communicate with her daughter. Andrea argues that her incarceration coupled with Navaeh’s young age made communication ...

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2010AP2792 In re the termination of parental rights to Aaliyah W.

Juveniles TPR; due process Abigail W. appeals the order terminating her parental rights to Aaliyah. Abigail raises a substantive due process challenge to Wis. Stat. § 48.415(2) (2007-08). She claims the statute is unconstitutional as applied to her because one of the conditions for the return of her child in the underlying CHIPS order was impossible for her to meet. ...

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2010AP321 Brown County Department of Human Services v. Brenda B.

Juveniles TPR; voluntariness of plea Because a finding of parental unfitness does not necessarily result in an involuntary termination of parental rights, circuit courts are not obligated to inform a parent that by pleading no contest, she waives her constitutional right to parent. “Under our statutory scheme, it is not accurate to say that a parent loses his or her ...

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2010AP670 In re the termination of parental rights to: Torie J.

Juveniles TPR; judicial disqualification Troy J. appeals the order terminating his parental rights to Torie D. J. He claims that the circuit court, the Honorable Christopher R. Foley, presiding, should have disqualified itself from the dispositional phase of the matter because Judge Foley’s daughter was then working for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, non-profit, non-governmental entity at which Torie’s ...

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2010AP2351 In re the termination of parental rights to Kody O.

Juveniles TPR; notice Lorie O. appeals a partial summary judgment finding her unfit, and an order terminating her parental rights to Kody O. The circuit court found Lorie unfit under Wis. Stat. § 48.415(4) based on a continuing denial of visitation. Lorie primarily argues § 48.415(4) is unconstitutional as applied to her because the CHIPS order prohibiting visitation or contact ...

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2010AP1979, 2010AP1980, 2010AP1981 In re the termination of parental rights to Samara R., et al

Juveniles TPR; due process; competence Marquita R. appeals the orders terminating her parental rights to three of her children: Ziear R., Samara R., and Marquita R. Marquita R. contends that the trial court violated her due process rights when, after she was found incompetent in another court, the trial court entered a default judgment against her as a result of ...

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2010AP573 In re the termination of parental rights to Matthew S.

Juveniles TPR; child’s best interests Susan P.S. appeals an order of the circuit court terminating her parental rights to her child, Matthew S. She argues that the circuit court erred at the dispositional phase when it failed to properly consider the wishes of Matthew. Susan also contends that the court erred in its handling of evidence relating to an adoption ...

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2010AP52, 2010AP53, 2010AP136, 2010AP137 In re the termination of parental rights to Tyanna J., et al.

Juveniles TPR; visitation In this consolidated appeal, Lorraine J. and Johnny J. challenge the trial court’s July 9, 2009 orders terminating their parental rights to Tyanna J. and Taybianna J., and the trial court’s orders denying their post-termination motions. Both Lorraine and Johnny raise due process challenges to the trial court’s April 25, 2008 order denying them visitation with the ...

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2010AP1520 In re the termination of parental rights to Kenneth E. III

Juveniles TPR; ineffective assistance Kenneth E. appeals the circuit court’s order terminating his parental rights to Kenneth E., III. He contends that: (1) his admission to the grounds supporting a termination of his parental rights was not valid; (2) the circuit court did not establish that there was a factual basis for his admission; and (3) his circuit-court lawyer gave ...

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2010AP1733 In re the termination of parental rights to Kenneth E. III

Juveniles TPR LaDonna E. appeals the circuit court’s order terminating her parental rights to Kenneth E., III. She contends that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in terminating her parental rights so the child could be adopted by her aunt rather than dismissing the petition and transferring guardianship to the aunt. See Wis. Stat. § 48.977. She does not ...

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2010AP1910 In re the termination of parental rights to Marquise L.

Juveniles TPR; right to counsel Darrell K. appeals from an order terminating his parental rights to Marquise L. He argues that the trial court violated his right to counsel when it allowed trial counsel to withdraw and exit the courtroom, found Darrell in default, and then proceeded to hear testimony supporting the termination of Darrell’s parental rights while he was ...

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2010AP992 In re the termination of parental rights to Quincy C.

Juveniles TPR; abandonment Tarik T. appeals an order terminating his parental rights to Quincy C. based on a petition brought by Nathan Y., Quincy’s step-father. Tarik argues that the trial court erred in granting Nathan’s motion for partial summary judgment on grounds of abandonment under Wis. Stat. § 48.415(1)(a)(3) because there were genuine issues of material fact regarding whether Tarik ...

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2010AP1678 In re the termination of parental rights to Shaw S.

Juveniles TPR; telephonic appearances Stacy K.S. appeals from an order terminating her parental rights to her son, Shaw S. Stacy argues that the circuit court improperly accepted her admission by telephone, instead of in person before the court, to grounds for termination of her parental rights reflected in a filed petition. She claims that her personal presence was required by ...

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