IN THE JUVENILE COURT
OF SUMTER COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
In the Interests of: y.s., female, dob: 02/17/2007; a.s., male, dob: 11/29/2011; b.s., male, dob: 04/03/2022; Children Under 18 Years of Age, case nos.: 129-22J-054, 055, 056
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
TO: SEKEYA SEAY, MOTHER, ANTHONY LAWSON AND JOSHUA COLE, PUTATIVE FATHERS and ANY UNKNOWN PUTATIVE FATHER(S).
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND REQUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court of Sumter County, Georgia, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 500 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. The hearing is for the purpose of requesting that reunification services no longer be provided to you. You are commanded to lay any and all business aside and to be and appear before the Juvenile Court of Sumter County, Georgia, 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, until discharged by the Court.
NOTICE OF EFFECT OF TERMINATION JUDGMENT
Georgia law provides that you can permanently lose your rights as a parent or have them limited. You are hereby notified that the above styled action seeking a Motion for Hearing for Nonreunification of said children was filed in said Court on May 10, 2022, and an Order for Service by Publication entered by the Court on July 21, 2022. A free copy of the Petition can be obtained from the Clerk of this Court during business hours.
The general nature of the allegations is that the children are dependent in that they are neglected and/or abused, and in need of the protection of the Court; that the parents have failed, without justifiable cause, to care for the children, form a parental bond with the children, or provide support for the children for the past six months or more. Sumter County Department of Family and Children Services seeks to discontinue reunification services to the parent(s).
This is a very serious matter. You should contact an attorney immediately so that you can be prepared for the court hearing. You have the right to hire an attorney and to have him or her represent you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney if the court finds that you are an indigent person. Whether or not you decide to hire an attorney, you have the right to attend the hearing of your case, to call witnesses on your behalf, and to question those witnesses brought against you. If you have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the telephone number of the clerk’s office which is (229) 928-4569.
WITNESS the Honorable Lisa C. Jones, Judge of said Court.
This 21st day of July, 2022.
Clerk of Juvenile Court
Southwestern Judicial Circuit
Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022
129-22J-054, 055, 056