3/16/2017 10:40:00 AM SUMMONS
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS MATTER OR OTHER
ALEXANDRA FRANCES BOLEEN
(March 16, 23, 30, 2017
STATE OF MINNESOTA CHISAGO COUNTY
DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File Number: 13-JV-16-324
In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of Alexandra Frances Boleen and Matthew Michael Brown, parents
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 02, 2016, a Termination of Parental Rights Petition seeking to permanently sever the rights of the above-named parent(s) or another Permanency Petition seeking the permanent placement of the child(ren) of the above-named parent(s) was filed in the above-named court.
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT at the following date, time, and place where a hearing regarding the Petition and the best interests of the child(ren) will be held:
April 18, 2017 Court Trial 8:30 A.M. District Court Judge Robert G. Rancourt Chisago County District Court 313 North Main Street Center City, MN 55012 (651) 213-8650
YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH THIS SUMMONS because, pursuant to statute or court rule: • You are a parent to the child(ren) named in the petition; or • You are a party to this proceeding pursuant to Juvenile Protection Rule 21.01 or an attorney for a party; or • You have physical custody of the child who is the subject of the Petition; or • You are a person whose presence the court believes is important to a determination concerning the best interests of the child(ren) who are the subject of the Petition.
IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING: • The court may conduct the hearing without you; and • The court may find that the factual allegations and statutory grounds set forth in the petition have been proved; and • The court may enter an order granting the relief requested in the petition, which may include: ° removing the child(ren) from the home of the parent or legal custodian and placing the child(ren) in foster care; ° permanently severing the parent’s rights to the child(ren) pursuant to a termination of parental rights petition; ° permanently transferring the child(ren)’s legal and physical custody to a relative; or ° an order for other permanent placement of the child(ren).
A STATEMENT OF YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED, including the right to be represented by an attorney as authorized under the statutes and court rules. It is your responsibility to immediately notify the court administrator if your address changes. Dated: February 28, 2017
Kathleen E. Karnowski Court Administrator
ADVISORY OF PARTY AND PARTICIPANT RIGHTS - CHIPS PERMANENCY
WHO IS A PARTY You are a party to this case pursuant to Rule 21 of the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure if you are one of the following: • The child’s parent, including any parent who is not a legal custodian and any parent who is an adjudicated or presumed father. • In the case of an Indian child, the child’s Indian custodian or child’s Indian tribe. • The person or social services agency who filed the petition. • The social services agency when someone else has filed a termination of parental rights or other permanency petition. • The child’s guardian ad litem. • A relative to whom the social services agency proposes to transfer the child’s permanent legal and physical custody. • Any person who intervenes as a party pursuant to Rule 23 or who is joined as a party pursuant to Rule 24. • Any other person who is determined by the court to be important to a resolution that is in the best interests of the child.
WHO IS A PARTICIPANT You are a participant to this case pursuant to Rule 22 of the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure if you are one of the following: • The child who is the subject of petition. • The child’s grandparent if the child has lived with you at any time during the two years before the filing of the petition. • The child’s relative or other person providing care for the child. • The child’s foster parent or a person proposed as a long-term foster parent. • The child’s spouse. • The guardian ad litem for the child’s legal custodian. • Any other person who is determined by the court to be important to a resolution that is in the best interests of the child.
YOUR RIGHTS AS A PARTY OR PARTICIPANT ARE AS FOLLOWS: Party and Participant to receive a copy of the Petition regarding this Juvenile Protection Matter. Party and Participant to receive notice of all hearings (only if you keep the court administrator informed of your address). Party and Participant to attend all hearings, unless excluded by the Court. Party to receive copies of your social services file and other records. Party to bring motions before the court and to present evidence. Party to participate in settlement discussions and agreements. Party to subpoena witnesses to testify on your behalf. Party to make argument in support of or against the petition. Party to examine and cross-examine witnesses. Party to request review of the referee’s findings and order, if your case is heard by a referee. Party to ask the court to review its disposition upon a showing of a substantial change of circumstances or that the previous disposition was inappropriate. Party to bring post-trial motions and to appeal from final orders of the court. Party and Participant to be represented by an attorney. If you are the child, the child’s parents, or the child’s legal custodian, the Court may appoint an attorney to represent you if the Court determines that you qualify financially and that the appointment is appropriate. If you are the parent or Indian custodian of an Indian child, the court is required to appoint an attorney to represent you if you qualify financially. The Court cannot appoint an attorney to represent you if the only allegation is that the child is a truant, unless out-of-home placement is being considered by the court. The Court may order a parent or legal custodian to reimburse some or all of the attorney’s fees. Party and Participant if you are the child’s foster parent, preadoptive parent, relative providing care for the child, or a relative to whom the social services agency proposes to transfer permanent legal and physical custody of the child, you have a right to offer information at each hearing. Any other person may request an opportunity to be heard, but the court is not required to grant your request. Participant to automatically become a party to the case if you are the child who is the subject of this proceeding, or the child’s parent, or the child’s grandparent and the child has lived with you at any time during the two years prior to the filing of the petition in this matter. All other persons may ask the Court’s permission to become a party to the case. Ask the court administrator for the correct form to intervene as a party.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS should be addressed to your attorney or to the Court at any hearing.