The Appellate Group

In re J.E.

In re J.E., 2024 UT App 34 (Mortensen, J.)

Child Welfare

The biological father of three children had his parental rights terminated in the district court in connection with an adoption proceeding. Father appealed the decision claiming that the district court impermissibly relied on generalized concerns of the minor children’s need for permanence when it terminated Father’s rights. The Utah Court of Appeals agreed and reversed, holding:

  • The district court’s conclusion that the termination of Father’s parental rights was in the best interest of the minor children was against the clear weight of the evidence.

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