Details for IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE NO.: 2018-JV-59 STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENS SERVICES PETITIONER VS.

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IN THE

JUVENILE COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

NO.: 2018-JV-59

STATE OF

TENNESSEE

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENS SERVICES

PETITIONER

VS. Kathy Lee Heath Mother and

Matthew Allen Heath

Father RESPONDENT IN THE MATTER OF:

Kameron David Heath, DOB: 08/27/2010

Devin Charles Heath, DOB: 07/03/2006

CHILDREN 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 Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath to the children, Kameron David Heath and Devin Charles Heath. The state has informed the Court in sworn testimony that it does not know where the mother and father are so that they can be personally served with a copy of the petition. The state has asked the Court by motion to order that the mother and father 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. KATHY LEE HEATH AND MATHEW ALLEN HEATH

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 Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath to the children, Kameron David Heath and Devin Charles Heath.

A trial in this case is set for November 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Respondents Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath must appear before this Court on that date to determine whether their parental rights to the subject children should be terminated and forever ended.

If Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath do 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 Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heaths rights in court.

If the Court believes that the Department of Childrens Services has proved its case, then Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heaths parental rights will be forever terminated, and they will never be able to see the children again or object to their adoption.

If the court issues

an order granting the motion, Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath 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 Kathy Lee Heath and Matthew Allen Heath 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

PREPARED BY:

Wilson L. Harpe, BPR No. 014621

Assistant General Counsel

State of Tennessee

Department of Childrens Services

2160 Cowan Highway, Suite B

Winchester, TN 37398

931-968-3511

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