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Chapter 211

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  211.452.  Petition for termination, when filed — contents — joinder of cases of more than one child. — 1.  The petition for termination of parental rights shall be filed in the juvenile court which has prior jurisdiction over the child or, if no such prior jurisdiction exists, then the petition shall be filed where the child is, and shall include:

  (1)  The name, sex, date and place of birth, and residence of the child, if known after due and diligent search;

  (2)  If known after due and diligent search, the name, address and the date of birth of the parent;

  (3)  The name and address of the person holding legal or actual custody of the child, the guardian of the person of the child and the organization or agency holding legal or actual custody or providing care for the child;

  (4)  The facts on which termination is sought and the ground or grounds authorizing termination pursuant to section 211.447.

  2.  If there is more than one child in the family and a termination of parental rights petition is being or has been prepared for each child, the court may join the cases for disposition in one proceeding; provided, however, that joinder of the cases is found to be in the best interests of each child.


(L. 1978 H.B. 972 § 3, A.L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al.)

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