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Interest of K.R.C.W.

Docket No. 20200246
Oral Argument: Waived

Docket Info

Title
In the Interest of K.R.C.W., A Child

Grand Forks County Social
Service Center, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
K.R.C.W., a child,
W.B., mother, Respondents
and
C.A.M., father, Respondent and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TERMINATION/PARENTAL RIGHTS
Appeal From
Case No. 2019-JV-00464
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Lolita G. Hartl Romanick

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    Whether the Juvenile Court erred in terminating C.A.M.’s parental rights.


Summary

C.A.M. appeals from a district court order terminating parental rights.

C.A.M. and B.W. are the parents of K.R.C.W., born in 2016. K.R.C.W. tested positive for marijuana at birth. Since June of 2017, K.R.C.W. has been in foster care. A petition was filed on December 6, 2019 to terminate the parental rights of C.A.M. and B.W. The petition alleged K.R.C.W. was deprived and neglected and the deprivation was not due primarily to lack of financial means. The petition also alleged the child has been foster care for approximately eight hundred ninety-six consecutive days.

A trial was held on the termination of parental rights. The State called a licensed master’s social worker, a licensed baccalaureate social worker, and the child’s guardian ad litem, to testify. C.A.M. also testified. The district court found the child continued to be deprived and reasonable efforts were made to remedy the deprivation. The court found the child’s deprivation was likely to continue, and the child was suffering or would likely continue to suffer serious physical, mental, moral, or emotional harm. The court found clear and convincing evidence to terminate the parental rights of C.A.M. and judgment was entered.

C.A.M. appeals from the order terminating his parental rights, arguing the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence the child was suffering or would probably suffer serious physical, mental, moral, or emotional harm as required by N.D.C.C. § 27-20-44(1)(c)(1).


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/15/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/07/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Thomas Andrew Gehrz - 06806
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Laura Claire Ringsak - 08146

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/15/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/15/2020
2 09/15/2020 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
3 09/15/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
4 09/15/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX
5 09/15/2020 Digital Recording of Hearing dated July 28, 2020
6 09/16/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
7 09/16/2020 Notice served on Laura C. Ringsak, Thomas A. Gehrz, Rhiannon Gorham, Margaret Morley,
8 09/16/2020 & Christopher D. Jones
9 09/16/2020 --------------------------CONFIDENTIAL-----------------------------
10 09/17/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-163)
11 09/21/2020 Rec'd c.o.s. of Digital Audio Recording on Margaret Morley and Christopher D. Jones
12 09/21/2020 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 165-166)
13 09/22/2020 AMENDED 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 164-167)
14 09/22/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
15 09/23/2020 Rec'd c.o.s. of ATB on Christopher D. Jones
16 09/23/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB & 4 copies of ATA from CSD
17 10/06/2020 Non-compliant AEB received, given until 10/09/20 by 12 noon to revise (stmt of facts)
18 10/07/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
19 10/08/2020 ORAL ARGUMENT WAIVED - NO REQUESTS FOR ARGUMENT
20 10/08/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB from CSD
21 10/27/2020 APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)
22 10/27/2020 ARGUED: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)