State of Utah, in the interest of M.G.

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State of Utah, in the interest of M.G., a person under eighteen years of age, Case No. 20000646-CA, Filed July 6, 2001 IN THE UTAH COURT OF APPEALS


State of Utah, in the interest of M.G.,
a person under eighteen years of age.



State of Utah,

(Not For Official Publication)

Case No. 20000646-CA

July 6, 2001 2001 UT App 219 -----

Third District Juvenile, Tooele Department
The Honorable Olof A. Johansson

Julie George, Salt Lake City, for Appellant
Mark L. Shurtleff and Carol Verdoia, Salt Lake City, for Appellee
Martha Pierce, Salt Lake City, Guardian Ad Litem


Before Judges Bench, Orme, and Thorne.


Appellant L.G. appeals the order terminating his parental rights. Appellant's appointed counsel filed an Anders-type brief pursuant to In re D.C., 963 P.2d 761 (Utah Ct. App. 1998). The brief satisfies the requirements of this court's opinion in that case. Counsel further certifies that she provided a copy of the proposed Anders-type brief to L.G. See id. at 765. The issues raised by appellant are addressed in the brief. We further note that neither appellant nor appellant's counsel challenge the findings of fact and conclusions of law supporting termination of parental rights on the alternate ground of parental unfitness or incompetence, pursuant to Utah Code Ann. §§ 78-3a-407(3), -408(2) (1996 & Supp. 2000). Based upon our examination of the record of all proceedings in the juvenile court, we conclude the appeal is wholly frivolous.

Accordingly, we affirm the juvenile court's order terminating L.G.'s parental rights and grant counsel's motion to withdraw. We deny L.G.'s request for appointment of new counsel.

Russell W. Bench, Judge

Gregory K. Orme, Judge

William A. Thorne, Jr., Judge