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Wilson v. Div. of Fam. Servs., 321, 2009

In a parent's appeal from final judgments of the family court terminating his parental rights over his two children, the judgments are affirmed where 1) there were no facts in the record to suggest that appellant misunderstood or misapprehended the nature and consequences of his consent to the termination of his rights; 2) due process did not require a repetitive verbal colloquy following the execution of a valid written consent; and 3) the family court did not erroneously instruct appellant regarding the time he had to revoke his consent.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 11/25/2009
  • Decided 01/26/2010
  • Published 01/26/2010

Judges

  • HOLLAND, Justice., Before STEELE, Chief Justice, HOLLAND and RIDGELY, Justices.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Delaware

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • David J.J. Facciolo, Esquire, Minster & Facciolo, LLC, Wilmington, Delaware, for appellant., Lewis H. Lazarus, Esquire and Brett M. McCartney, Esquire, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, Delaware, attorneys guardian ad litem for Mary and Irene Wilson.

  • For Appellees:
  • James J. Maxwell, Esquire, Department of Justice, Wilmington, Delaware, for appellee.
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