IN RE MARIA LYNN DOHERTY MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of Maria Lynn Doherty, Minor
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
May 22, 1998
Genessee Juvenile Court
LC No. 95-101161 NA
Before: Holbrook, Jr., P.J., and Gribbs and R.J. Danhof,* JJ.
Respondent appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the
minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(g) and (j). We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were
established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445
NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent does not argue, nor does the record indicate, that termination
of parental rights was clearly not in the child’s best interest. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(5). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent’s parental rights to
the child. In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997).
/s/ Donald E. Holbrook, Jr.
/s/ Roman S. Gribbs
/s/ Robert J. Danhof
* Former Court of Appeals judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.