FILED IN THIS OFFICE
JULY 1, 2011
F. FLOYD HUNTER
APPLING COUNTY CLERK OF COURT
IN THE MATTER OF:
N. A. W. W., SEX: MALE,
DOB: 04/13/09, AGE: 2 YRS. OLD
A.K.S., SEX: FEMALE,
DOB: 09/03/10, AGE: 8 MONTHS OLD
PETITION #001-11-J-128 AND 129
PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACE CUSTODY WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, ACTING THROUGH THE APPLING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES.
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Jessica Nicole Spivey Jewell, mother of said children, Charles Spivey and Dustin Wingate, putative fathers of said children, and any other party claiming to have a parental interest in said minor child born to Jessica Nicole Spivey Jewell.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the above styled action seeking the termination of the parental rights of the parents of the named children was filed against you in said Court on the 30th day of June, 2011 by reason of an Order for Service by Publication.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND REQUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court of Appling County, Georgia, Baxley, Georgia on the 28th day of September, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock A.M. The hearing is for the purpose of determining whether your parental rights should be terminated. The effect of an order terminating parental rights under O.C.G.A. Section 15-11-93 is without limit as to duration and terminates all the parents rights and obligations with respect to the children and all rights and obligations of the children to the parent arising from the parental relationship, including rights of inheritance. The parent whose rights are terminated is not thereafter entitled to notice of proceedings for the adoption of the children by another, nor has the parent any right to object to the adoption or otherwise to participate in the proceedings.
A copy of the petition may be obtained by the parents from the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at Appling County Courthouse, Baxley, Georgia, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 o’clock A.M. until 5:00 o’clock P.M. exclusive of holidays. A free copy shall be available to the parent. Upon request, the copy will be mailed to the requester-parents or alleged parents only. The children are in the present physical custody of the Petitioner, the Appling County Department of Family and Children Services.
The general nature of the allegations is termination of the parental rights.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFED that while responsive pleadings are not mandatory, they are permissible and you are encouraged to file with the Clerk of this Court and serve upon Petitioner’s attorney, Sarah Tipton-Downie, Attorney at Law, P. O. Box 926, Vidalia, Georgia 30475, an answer or other responsive pleading within sixty (60) days of the date of the order for service by publication.
WITNESS THE HONORABLE Judge of said Juvenile Court.
This the 13th day of July, 2011.
Linda Yeomans, Deputy Clerk,
Juvenile Court of Appling County, Georgia
Sarah M. Tipton-Downie
Special Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for Department of Family and Children Services
Georgia State Bar No. 712944
Post Office Box 926
Vidalia, Georgia 30475
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