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In re Welfare of Children of N.L.

Court of Appeals of Minnesota

January 17, 2017

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: N.L., S.C., O.O., and S.M. (Deceased), Parents.

         Mower County District Court File Nos. 50-JV-16-546, 50-JV-16-803, 50-JV-16-809, 50-JV-16-810, 50-JV-16-814

         Appeal to proceed

          Daniel T. Donnelly, Donnelly Law Office, Austin, Minnesota (for appellant mother N.L.)

          Kristen Nelsen, Mower County Attorney, Aaron Jones, Assistant Mower County Attorney, Austin, Minnesota (for respondent Mower County Health and Human Services)

          Dean K. Adams, Adams, Rizzi & Sween, Austin, Minnesota (for respondent father S.C.)

          Jeffrey Johnson, Third District Public Defender, Phillip M. Czarnecki, Assistant Public Defender, Owatonna, Minnesota (for respondent children J.C. and O.L.)

          Todd Schoonover, Hollandale, Minnesota (respondent guardian ad litem)

          O.O., Worthington, Minnesota (pro se respondent father)

          Considered and decided by Cleary, Chief Judge; Peterson, Judge; and Larkin, Judge.

         SYLLABUS

         A district court's amended final order in a juvenile-protection proceeding is independently appealable, if the amended order is filed within the 20-day period under Minn. R. Juv. Prot. P. 47.02, subd. 2.

          SPECIALTERM OPINION

          CLEARY, Chief Judge

         In April 2016, Mower County Health and Human Services (the county) filed petitions to terminate N.L.'s parental rights to her four children, J.C., O.L., C.L., and B.L. S.C. is the father of J.C., and O.O. is the father of O.L. The father of C.L. is deceased, and the father of B.L. is unknown. The district court appointed counsel for the children J.C. and O.L., who intervened as parties as a matter of right under Minn. R. Juv. Prot. P. 23.01, subd. 1.

         After a trial in September 2016, the district court's order was filed on October 13, 2016, terminating N.L.'s parental rights on the grounds that N.L. substantially, continuously, and repeatedly refused and neglected to comply with the duties imposed upon her by the parent-and-child relationship; that N.L. is palpably unfit to be a party to the parent-and-child relationship; and that N.L. failed to overcome the presumption of palpable unfitness created by the prior termination of her parental rights to another child. The October 13, ...


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