IN RE EUGENE STEVEN RAY III MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of EUGENE STEVEN RAY, III, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
October 30, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 87-263852
EUGENE STEVEN RAY, JR.,
CHARLOTTE ANN CUNNINGHAM,
Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating his parental
rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i),
(g) and (j). We affirm.
Respondent-appellant challenges the termination of his parental rights under §§ 19b(3)(c)(i) and
(g) only. Because only one statutory ground is necessary to terminate parental rights and because
respondent-appellant does not challenge the termination of his parental rights under § 19b(3)(j),
respondent-appellant is not entitled to appellate relief. Roberts & Son Contracting, Inc v North
Oakland Development Corp, 163 Mich App 109, 113; 413 NW2d 744 (1987).
Regardless, 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; In re Miller, 433 Mich
331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent-appellant does not argue that termination of
his parental rights was clearly not in the child’s best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). We
therefore conclude that the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights
to the child. Id.
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen