IN RE NATHAN DURYEA MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of NATHAN DURYEA, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 1, 1998
Alger Juvenile Court
LC No. 00-003382 NA
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating her parental
rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (g); MSA 27.3178(598.19b) (3)(c)(i) and
(g). We affirm. This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E).
Respondent-appellant’s recent period of sobriety, standing alone, was insufficient to preclude
termination of her parental rights. The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory
grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence. See MCR 5.974(I); In re
Miller, 433 Mich 331; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent-appellant failed to show that
termination of her parental rights was clearly not in the child’s best interests. See MCL 712A.19(b)(5);
MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472; 564 NW2d 156 (1997).
Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the child.
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra