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gpn10 IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF BULLOCH COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE INTEREST OF: J.L.A.G., SEX: Female; DOB: 04/28/04 A minor child under 18 years of age Case # 016-18J-036 NOTICE OF SUMMONS PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: ANY UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER of J.L.A.G., a female child born on April 28, 2004 to Cassaundra Letsinger-Godbee. You are hereby notified that the above styled action seeking to terminate your parental rights and place custody of said child with the Georgia Department of Human Services, acting through the Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services, was filed in said Court on February 9, 2018 and that by reason of Order for Service by Publication, entered by the Court on February 9, 2018 you are hereby commanded and required to file with the Clerk of said Court and serve upon Jennifer C. Mock, Attorney for Petitioner, whose address is P.O. Box 159, 326 South Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30459 an answer to the petition within 30 (thirty) days of March 9, 2018 A copy of the petition is attached to this summons or, if this summons is served by publication, can be obtained from the Clerk of this Court during business hours. Final hearing in this matter is scheduled for 9:00 o'clock a.m. on the 10th day of April, 2018 in a courtroom of the Bulloch County Judicial Annex in Statesboro, Georgia. This is a summons requiring you to be in Court. If you fail to come to Court as required, you may be held in Contempt of Court and punished accordingly. Now, therefore, you the party named above, are commanded to be and appear on the date and time stated herein and to remain in attendance from hour to hour, day to day, month to month, year to year, and time to time, as said case may be continued, and until discharged by the Court, and you are commanded to lay any and all other business aside and to be and appear before the Juvenile Court of Bulloch County, Georgia. In accordance with O.C.G.A. 15-11-96(b) you are hereby notified that this proceeding and the hearing(s) specified herein is for the purpose of terminating your parental rights. You are advised that O.C.G.A. Section 15-11-96 (h) provides as follows: "When notice is given pursuant to subsection (e) of this code section, it shall advise such biological father who is not the legal father that he loses all rights to the child and will not be entitled to object to the termination of his rights to the child unless, within 30 days of receipt of such notice, he files: A petition to legitimate the child pursuant to Code Section 19-7-22; and Notice of the filing of the petition to legitimate with the court in which the action under this Code section is pending." READ CAREFULLY: This Summons requires you to be present at a formal hearing in the Juvenile Court. The children or other parties involved may be represented by a lawyer at all stages of these proceedings. If you want a lawyer, you may choose and hire your own lawyer. If you want to hire a lawyer, please contact your lawyer immediately. If you want a lawyer but are not able to hire a lawyer without undue financial hardship, you may ask for a lawyer to be appointed to represent you. The Court would inquire into your financial circumstances and if the Court finds you to be financially unable to hire a lawyer, then a lawyer will be appointed to represent you. If you want a lawyer appointed to represent you, you must let the Court or the officer of this Court handling this case know that you want a lawyer immediately. WITNESS the Honorable Michael T. Muldrew, F. Gates Peed, or William E. Woodrum, Jr., Judge of said Court. This 13th day of February, 2018. Clerk, Juvenile Court, Bulloch County, Georgia sw42335 02/14/2018