In re M.J.S.M., ___ N.C. App. ___, 810 S.E.2d 370 (2018)

Held: 
Affirmed
  • Respondent father’s counsel filed a no-merit brief pursuant to Appellate Rule 3.1(d) and asked the court to conduct an independent review of the record for possible error. The court of appeals was unable to find possible prejudicial error with the trial court’s TPR order that included sufficient findings of fact supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; a conclusion of at least one ground to TPR existed; and appropriate findings on each relevant dispositional factor in G.S. 7B-1110(a) in exercising discretion when assessing the child’s best interests.
Category:
Termination of Parental Rights
Stage:
Appeal
Topic:
No Merit Brief
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