IN RE SETH AND DEBORAH CRAWFORD MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of SETH CRAWFORD, and
DEBORAH CRAWFORD, Minors.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 8, 1998
Berrien Juvenile Court
LC No. 97-000039 NA
DELORES ANN CRAWFORD,
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondent appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating her parental rights to the
minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii), (c)(ii), (f), (g), and (j); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii), (c)(ii), (f), (g), 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 that the statutory grounds for termination under
§§ 19b(3)(a)(ii), (c)(ii) and (g) were established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In
re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Because respondent failed to show that
termination of her parental rights was clearly not in her children’s best interests, the juvenile court was
required to terminate respondent’s parental rights. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5);
MCR 5.974(E)(2); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997).
Finally the juvenile court’s refusal to grant counsel’s motion to withdraw does not justify a
presumption of ineffective assistance, see People v Mitchell, 454 Mich 145, 158-162, 171; 560
NW2d 600 (1997), and, limiting our review to the record, respondent has not established any basis for
relief due to ineffective assistance of counsel. Mitchell, supra at 155-156; People v LaVearn, 448
Mich 207, 216; 528 NW2d 721 (1995).
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra