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The Supreme Court vacated the order of the trial court denying Mother's petition to terminate the parental rights of Father, holding that the trial court failed to make sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law to allow for meaningful appellate review.
Mother filed a petition to terminate Father's parental rights, alleging neglect, leaving the child in a placement outside the home for more than twelve months without making reasonable progress to correct the conditions that led to the child's removal, failure to pay a reasonable portion of the cost of the child's care, dependence, and abandonment. The trial court denied the petition, concluding that Mother had failed to meet her burden to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the necessary grounds existed to terminate Father's parental rights. The Supreme Court vacated the trial court's order, holding that the court erred in failing to enter sufficient findings of ultimate fact and conclusions of law to support its dismissal of Mother's termination of parental rights petition.