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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF CARROLL COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA

IN THE INTEREST OF: D.C. D/O/B: 02/14/2014,

MALE, WHITE

CHILD OF SAMANTHA ASAY, ROBERT CRABTREE, and all known and unknown biological, legal and putative fathers.

CASE NO.200442

NOTICE OF SUMMONS

BY PUBLICATION

TO: SAMANTHA ASAY, ROBERT CRABTREE, and all known and unknown biological, legal and putative fathers of D.C.

You are hereby notified that the Georgia Department of Human Resources, acting through

the Carroll County Department of Family and Children Services, has filed the above and foregoing Petition for Termination of Parental Rights in the Juvenile Court of Carroll County, Georgia, seeking to have a hearing on the father and all known and unknown biological, legal and putative fathers of the minor child named above. The consequences of the relief requested by the Petitioner are set forth in detail by the Petition and a copy of that Petition may be obtained at the Clerk of Court's office at 311 Newnan Street, Carrollton, GA, or by contacting the attorney for the Petitioner, who is T. Michael Flinn, 402 Tanner Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117, telephone number (770) 832-0300.

You are further notified that this Petition for Termination for the minor child was filed on the 27th day of August, 2020. The Court signed an Order authorizing service by publication on the 27th day of August, 2020. In the event you wish to contest or oppose the relief sought in this Petition, you are directed and required to file an Answer with the Clerk of Juvenile Court of Carroll County, Georgia, within sixty (60) days of the date of the order For Service By Publication as set forth above.

You are further notified that if you wish to contest or oppose the relief set forth in the Petition, you are required to be and appear in said Juvenile Court of Carroll County, Georgia at 311

Newnan Street, Carrollton, GA on the 27th day of October, 2020, at 1:00 o'clock P.M. to show cause why the relief of said Petition should not be granted.

You are further notified that you are entitled to counsel in these proceedings to be held at the place, date and time identified herein and if you are unable, without undue financial hardship, to employ such counsel, the Court will appoint counsel to represent you.

If you fail to appear, the court can terminate your rights in your absence. If the court at the trial finds that the facts set out in the petition to terminate parental rights are true and that termination of your rights will serve the best interests of your child, the court can enter a judgment ending your rights to your child.

If the judgment terminates your parental rights, you will no longer have any rights to your child. This means that you will not have the right to visit, contact, or have custody of your child or make any decisions affecting your child or your child's earnings or property. Your child will be legally freed to be adopted by someone else.

Even if your parental rights are terminated:

(1) You will still be responsible for providing financial support (child support payments) for

your child's care unless and until your child is adopted; and

(2) Your child can still inherit from you unless and until your child is adopted.

Pursuant to 0.C.0.A. § 15-11-283(c), notice is hereby given you may lose all rights to the above-captioned child and will not be entitled to object to the termination of your rights unless within thirty(30) days of receipt of this notice you file with the court (1) a petition to legitimate the child; and (2) notice of the filing of the petition to legitimate with the court in which this proceeding is pending. Pursuant to 0.C.G.A. § 15-11-283(e), the Court may enter an order terminating all your parental rights, including any right to object hereafter to such proceedings if you fail to file a timely petition to legitimate the child named herein; if your petition to legitimate is subsequently dismissed for failure to prosecute; or if your petition to legitimate does not result in a court order finding that you are the legal father of the child named herein.

This is a very serious matter. You should contact an attorney immediately so that you can be

prepared for the court hearing. You have the right to hire an attorney and to have him or her represent you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney if the court finds that you are an indigent person. Whether or not you decide to hire an attorney, you have the right to attend the hearing of your case, to call witnesses on your behalf, and to question those witnesses brought against you. If you have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the telephone number of the clerk's office which is 770-830-5986.

SO ORDERED, this 27 day of

August, 2020.

Honorable Tom Parmer

Carroll County Juvenile

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