Jackson v. DFS

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE MATTHEW J. JACKSON, SR.,1 Respondent Below-Appellant, v. DIVISION OF FAMILY SERVICES, Petitioner Below-Appellee. § § § § § § § § § § No. 705, 2015 Court Below: Family Court of the State of Delaware File Nos.: 14-04-1TK 15-06-1TK Petition Nos.: 14-08217 15-15503 Submitted: August 17, 2016 Decided: August 17, 2016 Before STRINE, Chief Justice; HOLLAND and VAUGHN, Justices. ORDER This 17th day of August 2016, upon consideration of the parties’ briefs and the record below, we find that the judgment of the Family Court should be affirmed on the basis of and for the reasons assigned in the Family Court’s well-reasoned decision dated December 4, 2015 terminating the parental rights of the appellant.2 1 2 The Court assigned this pseudonym under Supreme Court Rule 7(d). Div. of Family Servs. v. Jackson, Nos. 14-08217, 15-15503 (Del. Fam. Ct. Dec. 4, 2015). NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the judgment of the Family Court is AFFIRMED. BY THE COURT: /s/ Leo E. Strine, Jr. Chief Justice 2