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Domestic Relations  – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Dependency – Domestic Violence

Even though the respondent-mother was not ordered to stay away from her children’s father, since (1) the parents’ relationship is marred by domestic violence, (2) some incidents of domestic violence have taken place in the presence of their elder son, and (3) the mother has stated her intent to keep the father in both her life and the lives of their children, the trial court could find that the mother is incapable of providing for the proper care and supervision of the children, such that they are dependent within the meaning of G.S. § 7B-101, and that there is a reasonable probability that the incapability will continue for the foreseeable future.

We affirm the trial court’s termination of the mother’s parental rights.

In re H.N.D. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-098-19, 15 pp.) (Allegra Collins, J.) Appealed from Cumberland County District Court (Cheri Siler-Mack, J.) Elizabeth Kennedy-Gurnee for petitioner; Jeffrey Miller for respondent; Stephen Schoeberle for guardian ad litem. N.C. App.

 


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