IN RE TRENTON CUNDIFF MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of TRENTON CUNDIFF, Minor.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 8, 1998
Shiawassee Juvenile Court
LC No. 97-008347 NA
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondent appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the
minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(g); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(g). We affirm.
The record provided ample evidence that respondent would not be able to provide “proper
care and custody” of his son. Respondent's criminal history, his behavior while in prison, his lack of
cooperation with petitioner and his minimal interest in any of his children all support the juvenile court’s
decision. The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory ground for termination was
established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331; 445 NW2d
Further, respondent failed to show that termination of his parental rights was clearly not in the
child’s best interests. 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's
parental rights to the child. Id.
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra