IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE INTEREST OF: D.J.A.S. Gender: F, DOB: 02/02/09 File No. 15180 Case No. 029-19-0447 J.S.A.S. Gender: M, DOB: 07-12-11 File No. 15181 Case No. 029-19-0446 Children under 18 years of age. NOTICE OF SUMMONS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Darnell Branch, biological father of D.J.A.S, and Robert Freeman, alleged father of J.S.A.S., and anyone claiming to have a parental interest in the minor children named above. The mother's name is Angel Adrianne Stuckey Long. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the above styled action seeking the termination of the parental rights of the parents of the named children was filed against you in said Court on the 13th day of August, 2019 and that by reason of an Order for service by publication entered by the Court on the 13th day of August, 2019. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND REQUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court of Clarke County, Georgia, in Athens, Georgia, on the 11th, 12th and 15th day of November, 2019 at 9:00 o'clock, a.m. The hearing is for the purpose of determining whether or not parental rights should be terminated. The effect of an order terminating parental rights under O.C.G.A. Title 15, Chapter 11, Article 2 is without limit as to duration and terminates all the parent's rights and obligations of the children to the parent arising from the parental relationship, including rights of inheritance. The parent whose rights are terminated is not thereafter entitled to notice of proceedings for the adoption of the children by another, nor has the parent any right to object to the adoption or otherwise to participate in the proceedings. A copy of the petition may be obtained from the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at 325 E. Washington Street, Room 115; Athens, Georgia 30601, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. exclusive of holidays. A free copy shall be available to the parents. Upon request, the copy will be mailed to the requester. The children are in the present physical custody of the Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services. The general nature of the allegations is: that the children are dependent children as defined by O.C.G.A. Sect. 15-11-2. NOTICE TO DARNELL BRANCH, BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF D.J.A.S., AND ROBERT FREEMAN, ALLEGED FATHER OF J.S.A.S.: You will lose all rights to the child and will not be entitled to object to the termination of your rights to the child unless, within 30 days of receipt of such notice, you file: (1) A petition to legitimate the child pursuant to Code Section 19-7-22; and (2) Provide notice of the filing of the petition to legitimate with the Court in which this action is pending and to K. Angela Pope at P.O. Box 1529, Watkinsville, Georgia, 30677. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while responsive pleadings other than the petition to legitimate are not mandatory they are permissible and you are encouraged to file with the Clerk of this court and serve upon Petitioner's attorney, K. Angela Pope, at the above address, an answer or other responsive pleading within thirty (30) days of the date this notice was served on you. You are hereby informed that you are entitled to have an attorney represent you, and that the Court will appoint counsel at no cost if the party is unable, without undue financial hardship to employ counsel. You may contact the Public Defender's Office at (706) 369-6440 to see if you qualify. WITNESS THE HONORABLE Robin Shearer, Judge of said Court. This 13th day of August 2019. Robin Shearer, Judge Juvenile Court of Clarke County K. Angela Pope GA Bar No.: 583726 Attorney for Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services P.O. Box 1259 Watkinsville, GA 30677 (706) 769-0467 PUB: Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6, 2019 LV Review-Journal
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