Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Termination of Parental Rights
Matter of Alisa E.
Appealed from Family Court, Livingston County
Background: The respondent appealed from an order revoking a suspended judgment and terminated her parental rights.
Ruling: The Appellate Division affirmed. The petitioner had established that the mother failed to obtain suitable housing until after the violation petition was filed and that she withdrew or limited releases for information from programs that she attended. The mother failed to verify that she had completed the programs and admitted that she did not know whether the petitioner had approved those programs. Further, the petitioner had demonstrated that the mother was living at her parents’ house and that her testimony to the contrary was not credible.
Charles J. Greenberg for the respondent-appellant; Wendy S. Sisson, county attorney, for the petitioner-respondent; Charles Plovanich, attorney for the child