IN RE MARIA CALDERON MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of MARIA CALDERON, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 1, 1998
Newaygo Juvenile Court
LC No. 96-003298 NA
MICHELLE CALDERON and ANTONIO
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondent Michelle Calderon appeals as of right and respondent Antonio Calderon by
delayed leave granted from a juvenile court order terminating their parental rights to the minor child
under MCL 712A.19b(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g), (h) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g), (h)
and (j). We affirm. This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E).
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding clear and convincing evidence to terminate
respondent Michelle Calderon’s parental rights pursuant to §§ 19b(3)(c)(i) and (g), and to terminate
respondent Antonio Calderon’s parental rights pursuant to § 19b(3)(j). MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller,
433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Because only one statutory ground for termination is
required to terminate parental rights, In re McIntyre, 192 Mich App 47, 50; 480 NW2d 293 (1991), it
is unnecessary to determine whether there was clear and convincing evidence to support the remaining
grounds for termination. Both respondents failed to show that termination of their parental rights was
clearly not in the minor 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 respondents’ parental rights to the child. Id.
Finally, limiting our review to the record, respondent Antonio Calderon has not established any
basis for relief due to alleged ineffective assistance of counsel. People v Pickens, 446 Mich 298; 521
NW2d 797 (1994); In re Simon, 171 Mich App 443, 447; 431 NW2d 71 (1988).
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra