Summons and Citation – In the Matter of Declaring L.E., K.E., Youths in Need of Care

Karen S. Townsend District Judge Department No. 4 Fourth Judicial District Missoula County Courthouse 200 West Broadway Missoula, Montana 59802 (406) 258-4774 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DN-17-112, DN-17-113 Department No 4 Judge Karen S. Townsend Related Cause No. DN-17-114 SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING L.E., K.E., YOUTHS IN NEED OF CARE. TO AARON SURRATT AND ALL PUTATIVE FATHERS OF L.E., born April 11, 2009 to Larie Rose Ehlers in Miles City, Custer County, Montana and ALL PUTATIVE FATHERS OF K.E., born October 20, 2014 to Larie Ehlers in Green County, Missouri YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana 59808, has filed a Petition for Emergency Protective Services, Adjudication as a Youth in Need of Care and Temporary Legal Custody; and a Petition to terminate the Parental Rights of the Father and All Putative Fathers and Grant CFS Permanent Legal Custody with the Right to Consent to Adoption. Now, Therefore, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time at the Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why the above-named children should not be adjudicated as youths in need of care; why any and all parental rights of the father and all putative fathers of L.E. and K.E. should not be terminated; why CFS should not be granted permanent legal custody of L.E. and K.E. with the right to consent to adoption; why the Petition should not granted or why said youths should not be otherwise cared for. Aaron Surratt is representative by Court-appointed attorney Tracey Rhodes; 200 Dodd Ranch Road, Missoula, Montana, 59808; (406) 549-3309; tracy@labinrhodes.com. Any and all putative fathers may request in writing that the Court appoint an attorney to represent them. Your failure to appear to the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the youths, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of District Court of Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable Karen S. Townsend, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court. Dated April 1, 2019. KAREN S. TOWNSEND District Judge Published Apr. 5, 12 & 19, 2019. BT102927

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Publication: Miscellaneous

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/04/05

End Date: 2019/04/19

Court Number: DN-17-112, DN-17-113

Owner: Mmissoula County Attorney's Offie

City: MISSOULA

County: Multnomah