IN RE FINKEN/HODGE MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of RYAN MICHAEL FINKEN,
JACOB FINLEY HODGE and JUSTIN DAVID
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
July 14, 1998
KRIS HODGE and LISA ANN FINKEN,
Nos. 204697; 204759
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 91-295751
Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ.
Respondents appeal as of right from a juvenile court order terminating their parental rights to the
minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (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). Additionally, respondents failed to show that termination of their parental rights
was clearly not in the best interests of the children. Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating
respondents’ parental rights. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hamlet (After
Remand), 225 Mich App 505, 515; 571 NW2d 750 (1997); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470,
471-474; 564 NW2d 156 (1997).
* Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.
/s/ William B. Murphy
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Michael R. Smith