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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Willful Abandonment – Single Hearing (access required)

Even though, in this termination of parental rights proceeding, the trial court conducted the adjudicatory and dispositional phases in one consolidated hearing, the court properly adjudicated the existence of the ground for termination – willful abandonment – before determining whether termination was in the child’s best interests. We affirm the trial court’s termination of respondent’s parental ...

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