SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF SOUTH CARO
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF OCONEE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2018-DR-37-009 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Bethany Martha Looper Defendant(s), IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor born 2017 TO: BETHANY MARTHA LOOPER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint for termination of your parental rights in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Oconee County, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at 223A Kenneth St., Walhalla, SC, 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. 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 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. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER 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 located in Walhalla, SC, 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.) IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST APPLY FOR ONE IMMEDIATELY. S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Kaye Davis SC Bar No: 1586 Attorney for Plaintiff SCDSS 233A Kenneth St. Walhalla, SC 29691 PHONE (864) 638-4400 FAX (864) 638-4416