Details for NOTICE OF SUMMONS IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA IN THE INTEREST OF: E.R.; SEX;
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA
IN THE INTEREST OF:
E.R.; SEX; a/k/a E.F.
A Child Under the Age of 18.
TO; Kenneth Fulton, and any unknown unnamed individual claiming to be the father of the child. The mother of the above references child is Amber Fulton.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a petition for termination of parental rights in regard to the above referenced child was field in the Juvenile Court of Cobb County, Georgia, on the 16th day of April, 2021, and that by reason of an Order for service by publication entered by the court on the 18th day of April, 2022.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND REQUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court of Cobb County, Georgia, in Marietta, Georgia, on the 22 day of August, 2022, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. The hearing is for the purpose of determining whether paternal rights should be terminated. The effort of a termination judgment as set forth under O.C.G.A. 15-11-284 includes the following: Georgia Law provides that you (i.e., a parent) can permanently lose your rights as a parent. A petition to terminate parental rights has been filed requesting the juvenile court of Cobb County, Georgia, to terminate your parental rights to your child (e.i., the above child). If you fail to appear at the hearing on the petition for termination of parental rights, then the court can terminate your parental rights in your absence. If the court at the trail finds that the facts set out in the petition are true and that termination of your rights will serve the best interests of your child, the court can enter a judgment ending your rights to your child. If the judgment terminates your parental rights, you will no longer have any rights to your child. This means that you will not have the rights to visit, contact, or have custody of your child or make any decisions affecting your child or your child’s earnings or property. Your child will be legally free to be adopted by someone else. Even if your parental rights are terminated, you will still be responsible for providing financial support ( child support payments) for your child’s care unless and until your child is adopted and your child can still inherit from you unless and until your child is adopted. The petition which seeks to terminate your parental rights is very serious matter and it is suggested that you contact an attorney immediately so that you can be prepared for the court hearing on such petition. You have the rights to hire an attorney and to have the attorney represent you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, then the juvenile court of Cobb County, Georgia, will appoint an attorney to represent you if the court finds that you are an indigent person. Whether or not you decide to hire an attorney or seek appointed counsel, you have the right to attend the hearing on such petition, to call witnesses on your behalf, and to question those witnesses brought against you.
A copy of the petition for termination of parental rights may be obtained from the clerk of the Juvenile Court of Cobb County, Georgia, which is located at 32 Waddell Street, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 30090, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m., exclusive of holidays. A free copy shall eb available to you. Upon request to the clerk, the copy will be mailed to you. The child is in the present temporary custody of the department of family and children services of Cobb County, Georgia.
The general nature of the allegations are that parental responsibilities and obligations owed to said child have been effectively abandoned.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while responsive pleadings are not mandatory they are permissible and you are encouraged to file with the clerk of this court and serve upon petitioners’ attorney, Lori A. Cheatham, 2774 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 109-118 Kennesaw Georgia, 30152, an answer or other responsive pledging within sixty (60) days of the date of the order for service by publication.
All concerned parties are informed that they are entitled to have an attorney represent them and of a party requests appointed counsel and qualifies for such appointment, then the court will appoint counsel at no cost if the party is unable, without financial hardship, to employ counsel.
Witness the Honorable Wayne E Grannis, Judge of said court.
This 28th day of July 2022.
Jennifer Lehr, Clerk
Juvenile Court of Cobb County.