Interest of J.A.R. Appeal from 57th Judicial District Court of Bexar County (memorandum opinion)

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Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas MEMORANDUM OPINION No. 04-18-00687-CV IN THE INTEREST OF J.A.R., a Child From the 57th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial Court No. 2017-PA-01303 Honorable Peter A. Sakai, Judge Presiding Opinion by: Sandee Bryan Marion, Chief Justice Sitting: Sandee Bryan Marion, Chief Justice Beth Watkins, Justice Liza A. Rodriguez, Justice Delivered and Filed: March 22, 2019 AFFIRMED Appellant E.C. appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, J.A.R. Appellant’s court-appointed counsel filed a motion to withdraw and a brief in which he concluded there are no arguable grounds to be raised on appeal. The brief satisfies the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). See In re P.M., 520 S.W.3d 24, 27 n.10 (Tex. 2016) (recognizing Anders procedures apply in parental termination cases). Additionally, counsel certified he sent appellant a copy of the brief and the motion to withdraw, advised appellant of her right to review the record and file her own brief, and provided appellant a form motion to request access to the record. This court issued an order setting deadlines for appellant to request the record and file a pro se brief; however, appellant did not request the record or file a pro se brief. 04-18-00687-CV After reviewing the record and counsel’s brief, we agree there are no arguable grounds to be raised on appeal. Therefore, we affirm the trial court’s order. We deny counsel’s motion to withdraw because he does not assert any ground for withdrawal other than his conclusion that the appeal is frivolous. See id. at 27–28 (holding counsel’s obligations in parental termination cases extend through the exhaustion or waiver of all appeals, including the filing of a petition for review in the Texas Supreme Court). Sandee Bryan Marion, Chief Justice -2-