Details for IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES PETITIONER VS.
JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY,
STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES PETITIONER
Kristie A. Burks, Mother
IN THE MATTER OF: LEAH NAOMI TIGUE, DOB: 04/25/2016
CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION
The State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services, has filed a petition in this Court, seeking to terminate the parental rights of Kristie A. Burks to the child, Leah Naomi Tigue. The state has informed the Court in sworn testimony that it does not know where the mother is so that she can be personally served with a copy of the petition. The state has asked the Court by motion to order that the mother be served by publishing an advertisement in a newspaper.
The state's motion and supporting testimony appear to be valid.
So, it is ORDERED that a copy of the following notice, be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Herald Chronicle, a newspaper of general circulation published in Winchester, Tennessee:
STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES, V. KRISTIE A. BURKS
The State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services, has filed a petition in the Franklin County Juvenile Court, seeking to terminate the parental rights of Kristie A. Burks to the child, Leah Naomi Tigue.
A trial in this case is set for March 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Respondent Kristie A. Burks must appear before this Court on that date to determine whether her parental rights to the subject child should be terminated and forever ended.
If Kristie A. Burks does not come to the trial, the state will ask the Court to allow it to proceed without contest. That means that the state will ask the Court to let it present proof without having any lawyer appear and defend Kristie A. Burks's rights in court.
If the Court believes that the Department of Children's Services has proved its case, then Kristie A. Burks's parental rights will be forever terminated, and she will never be able to see the child again or object to her adoption.
If the Court issues an order granting the motion, Kristie A. Burks will have 30 days from entry of the order to contact the Court and appeal.
Copies of all orders and motions filed in this case will be left for Kristie A. Burks with the Clerk of the Juvenile Court of Franklin County, Tennessee. This will constitute appropriate service on her for all future filings in this case.
Entered the 19th day of December, 2018
Thomas C. Faris, Judge
Franklin County Juvenile Court
Wilson L. Harpe, BPR No. 014621
Assistant General Counsel State of Tennessee
Department of Children's Services
2160 Cowan Highway, Suite B
Winchester, TN 37398