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2009-UP-405 - DSS v. S.M.P.

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent,

v.

Shelton O. P., Appellant.

In the Interest of S.M.P., a minor under the age of 18.


Appeal From Berkeley County
Paul W. Garfinkel, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.   2009-UP-405
Submitted September 1, 2009 – Filed September 2, 2009


AFFIRMED


R. Scott Wallinger, Jr., of Charleston, for Appellant.

Wolfgang Louis Kelly, of Moncks Corner, for Respondent.

Tammie Lynn Hoffman, of North Charleston, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: Shelton O.P. appeals from the family court’s order terminating his parental rights to his minor child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 63-4-2570 (2008).  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.[1]

HUFF, THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur.


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