• NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS B...

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION State of North Carolina County of Mecklenburg In the General Court of Justice District Court Division File No. 15JT452 In the Matter of: Sirzell Morrow TO: Deonna Hornes, 7120 Wallace Road, Apt. D., Charlotte, N.C. 28212, mother of a male child born to her on 7/27/15 in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, N.C., respondent. TAKE NOTICE that a petition seeking the termination of your parental rights and obligations to the above-referenced minor child has been filed against you. The Court will conduct a hearing to determine whether one or more grounds alleged in the petition for terminating parental rights exist. If the Court finds that one or more grounds exist, the Court will proceed at that hearing or a later hearing to determine whether parental rights should be terminated. Notice of the date, time and location of the hearing will be mailed to you by the petitioner after you file an answer or thirty (30) days from the date of service if you do not file an answer. You are required to file a written answer to the petition within thirty (30) days following November 9, 2018, which date is the date of the first publication of this Notice; and upon your failure to file answer within the time prescribed, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for an Order terminating your parental rights with respect to the said child. You are entitled to attend any hearing held in this matter. You have a right to be represented by a lawyer in this case. If you want a lawyer and cannot afford one, the Court will appoint a lawyer for you. If you are represented by a lawyer appointed previously in an abuse, neglect or dependency case, that lawyer may be able to represent you unless the Court orders otherwise. If you are not represented by a lawyer, unsure as to whether you are represented by a lawyer, or want a lawyer and cannot afford one, then you are encouraged to contact the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Court at (704) 686-0620 to request an attorney. At the first hearing, the Court will determine whether you qualify for a court-appointed lawyer. If you do not qualify, the lawyer will be released. (NOTE: If a lawyer is appointed for you and if the Court terminates your parental rights, you may become liable for repayment of the lawyer's fees, and a judgment for the amount of the fees may be entered against you.) Sharon Correll Attorney for Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Petitioner Youth & Family Services Division 720 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC 28202 LP3944974