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Waters v. Div. of Family Servs., 498, 2005

An order terminating a father's parental rights in his daughter is reversed and remanded for further proceedings where the state deprived him of due process by terminating his parental rights without first providing a case plan for the daughter or attempting reunification with her, and the trial court's determination that he abandoned his daughter was factually erroneous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/17/2006
  • Published 07/20/2006

Judges

  • JACOBS, Justice., Before BERGER, JACOBS and RIDGELY, Justices.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Delaware

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert H. Robinson, Jr., Esquire, of Wilson, Halbrook & Bayard, P.A., Georgetown, Delaware;  for Appellant., James S. Reichert and Kristin S. Gibbons, Esquires, Georgetown, Delaware;  Court Appointed Special Advocate.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kathryn L. Welch, Esquire, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Georgetown, Delaware;  for Appellee Division of Family Services.
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