IN RE BINIECKI MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of PAUL JOSEPH BINIECKI, HENRY
EDWARD BINIECKI, ROBERT JAMES BINIECKI
and FRANCIS JOSEPH BINIECKI, Minors.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY
November 6, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 94-317962
JANET C. HUGHES,
Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals by delayed leave granted the juvenile court’s order terminating
her parental rights to the minor children pursuant to MCL 712A.19b(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j). We affirm. This case is being decided without oral
argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E).
Although respondent-appellant asserts in her statement of the issue that petitioner failed to make
sufficient efforts to reunify the family, she does not argue this issue in her brief. Therefore, we consider it
abandoned. Singerman v Municiple Services Bureau, 211 Mich App 678, 684; 536 NW2d 383
Next, 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 Conley, 216 Mich App 41,
42; 549 NW2d 353 (1996). Further, respondent-appellant failed to show that termination of her
parental rights was clearly not in the children’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 children.
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen