Details for IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE NO.: 2018-JV-55 STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENS SERVICES PETITIONER VS.
JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENS SERVICES PETITIONER
Stephanie Kay Hannah, Mother RESPONDENT
IN THE MATTER OF:
Mercedez Jakayla Hannah, DOB: 08/05/2003
CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION
The State of Tennessee, Department of Childrens Services, has filed a petition in this Court, seeking to terminate the parental rights of Stephanie Kay Hannah to the child, Mercedez Jakayla Hannah. 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 states 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 CHILDRENS SERVICES, V. STEPHANIE KAY HANNAH
The State of Tennessee, Department of Childrens Services, has filed a petition in the Franklin County Juvenile Court, seeking to terminate the parental rights of Stephanie Kay Hannah to the child, Mercedez Jakayla Hannah.
A trial in this case is set for November 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Respondent Stephanie Kay Hannah 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 Stephanie Kay Hannah 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 Stephanie Kay Hannahs rights in court.
If the Court believes that the Department of Childrens Services has proved its case, then Stephanie Kay Hannahs parental rights will be forever terminated, and they will never be able to see the child again or object to her adoption.
If the Court issues an order granting the motion, Stephanie Kay Hannah 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 Stephanie Kay Hannah with the Clerk of the Juvenile Court. This will constitute appropriate service on her for all future filings in this case.
Entered the 4th day of September, 2018
Thomas C. Faris, Judge Franklin County Juvenile Court
Wilson L. Harpe, BPR No. 014621
Assistant General Counsel
State of Tennessee
Department of Childrens Services
2160 Cowan Highway, Suite B
Winchester, TN 37398