IN RE RAYCHEL ELLEN AVERY MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of RAYCHEL ELLEN AVERY, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
October 30, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 96-338609
Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating his parental
rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j). We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that at least one statutory ground for termination,
specifically § 19b(3)(g), was established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re
Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent-appellant failed to show 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).
Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the minor
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen