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2009-UP-049 - Doe v. Kelly M.

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

John and Jane Doe & South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondents,

v

Kelly M. and Jeffrey L, Defendants,

Of Whom Jeffrey L. is the Appellant.

In the interest of a D.L., a minor child under the age of 18.


Appeal From Cherokee County
 Brian M. Gibbons, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-049
Submitted January 2, 2009 – Filed January 15, 2009   


AFFIRMED


Gary L. Compton, of Spartanburg,  for Appellant.

James Fletcher Thompson, of Spartanburg; Meredith Brooks Moss, of Gaffney, for Respondents.

Usha Jefferies Bridges, of Gaffney, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: Jeffrey L. appeals from the family court’s order terminating his parental rights to his minor child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2007).[1]  Upon a thorough review of the record and the family court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law, pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we find no meritorious issues warrant briefing.  Accordingly, we affirm the family court’s ruling.

AFFIRMED.[2]

WILLIAMS, PIEPER, and GEATHERS, JJ. concur.


[1] Effective June 16, 2008, the General Assembly amended the Code of Laws of South Carolina by adding Title 63, the South Carolina Children’s Code, and transferring all provisions of Title 20, Chapter 7 to Title 63.  See Act No. 361, 2008 S.C. Acts 3623 (stating “the transfer and reorganization of the code provisions in this act are technical . . . and are not intended to be substantive”).  Because Title 63 has not yet been bound, all citations to the statute refer to Title 20.

[2] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.