SUMMONS AND NOTICE [Termination of Parental Rights]

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    IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE
    TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
    STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
    COUNTY OF ANDERSON
    C.A. No.:  2020-DR-230
    SUMMONS AND NOTICE
    [Termination of Parental Rights]
    South Carolina Department
    of Social Services,
    Plaintiff,    
    v.
    Ngoc Tran and Thomas Nguyen,
    Defendants
    In the Interests of:
    A child born in 2004
    Minor under the age of 18.
    TO:  DEFENDANTS:  
    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a pretrial hearing will take place in 
    this matter on MARCH 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.    This will be your opportunity to request an attorney and address any pretrial issue.  
    YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint for termination of your parental rights in and to the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Anderson County, Anderson, SC and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at PO Box 2722, Anderson, SC 29622, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint.    

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney.  If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you.  It is your responsibility to contact the Clerk of Court’s Office, Anderson County Courthouse, Anderson, South Carolina, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply).  This is a new action.  If you had an attorney appointed in a previous action, that attorney is NOT your attorney for this action.  YOU MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.

    YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this action to represent the best interests of the child(ren) will provide the family court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL’s written report will be available for review twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county office. 

    S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    Andrew T. Potter
    SC Bar #13413
    Attorney for Plaintiff
    Anderson County
    South Carolina Department of Social Services
    P.O. Box 2722
    Anderson, SC 29622
    (864) 214-6233
    Anderson, South Carolina

    (03/20/2020), (03/27/2020),
    (04/03/2020)