IN RE BOBBY LAURENCE MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of BOBBY LAURENCE, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
October 30, 1998
SHERYL LEIGH WAEGENAERE, a/k/a SHERYL
L. LAURENCE, and JOHN LAURENCE,
Nos. 206802; 207196
Macomb Juvenile Court
LC No. 94-039753 NA
Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Respondents appeal as of right from a juvenile court order terminating their parental rights to
Bobby Laurence under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (g); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i) and (g).
We affirm. These consolidated appeals are being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were
established by clear and convincing evidence with respect to both respondents. MCR 5.974(I); In re
Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, the juvenile court did not err in
terminating respondents’ parental rights, inasmuch as respondents failed to demonstrate that termination
of their 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; 564 NW2d 156 (1997).
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen