NOTICE OF SUMMONS
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF COWETA COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN THE INTEREST OF:
AGE: O YEARS
JUVENILE ACTION FILE NO.15-DP-000095
Child(ren) Under the Age of 18
TO: Kerenhappuch A. Jones and any and all persons with a parental interest in the above-referenced child
NOTICE OF EFFECT OF TERMINATION JUDGMENT
Georgia law provides that you can permanently lose your rights as a parent. A petition to terminate parental rights has been filed on the /'7ih day of June , 2015, requesting the court to terminate your parental rights to your child. A copy of the petition to terminate parental rights may be obtained by contacting the clerk of court at (770) 254-3730. A court hearing of your case has been scheduled for the 18th day of September , 2015 at 9:00a.m. at the Juvenile Court ofCoweta County, Georgia. Ifyou fail to appear, the court can terminate your rights in your absence.
If the court at the trial finds that the facts set out in the petition to terminate parental rights are true and that termination ofyour rights will serve the best interests ofyour child, the court can enter a judgment ending your rights to your child.
If the judgment terminates your parental rights, you will no longer have any rights to your child. This means that you will not have the right to visit, contact, or have custody of your child or make any decisions affecting your child or your child's earnings or property. Your child will be legally freed to be adopted by someone else.
Even if your parental rights are terminated:
(1) You will still be responsible for providing financial support (child support payments) for your child's care unless and until your child is adopted; and
(2) Your child can still inherit from you unless and until your child is adopted.
This is a very serious matter. You should contact an attorney immediately so that you can be prepared for the court hearing. You have the right to hire an attorney and to have him or her represent you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney ifthe court finds that you are an indigent person. Whether or not you decide to hire and attorney, you have the right to attend the hearing of your case, to call witnesses on your behalf, and to question those witnesses brought against you.
If you have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the telephone number ofthe clerk's office which is (770) 254-3730. A petition for termination of parental rights has been filed in this court concerning the above child(ren). A copy of that petition is attached to this summons.
Notice to Biological Fathers who are not Legal Fathers:
Pursuant to O.C.G .A. §15-11-283( c), the biological father who is not the legal father is hereby notified that he will lose all rights to the children named in this petition and will not be entitled to object to termination of his parental rights to his children unless, within thirty (30) days of his receipt of notice he files:
(1) a petition to legitimate such child; and
(2) notice of filing of the petition to legitimate with the Juvenile Court of County, in which action is pending.
Pursuant to. O.C.G.A. §15-11-283(e), said biological father is also notified that the court may enter an order terminating all the parental rights of a biological father, including any right to object thereafter to such proceedings: UIJRiY. GA
(1)who fails to file a timely petition to legitimate the child named in a petition brought pursuant to this article and notice in accordance with subsection (c) of this Code Section;
(2)Whose petition to legitimate is subsequently dismissed for failure to prosecute; or
(3)Whose petition to legitimate does not result in a court order finding that he is the legal father of the child named in a petition brought pursuant this article.
WITNESS the Honorable Joseph Wyant, Jr., Judge of said Court, this the 17th day of June ,2015.
Deputy Clerk of Coweta County Juvenile Court