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PROBATE COURT OF
KNOX COUNTY, OHIO
Case No.
2017-4005
NOTICE OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR ADOPTION


Jennifer L. Springer, Judge

ADOPTION OF
BRANTLEY JUSTIN FILYAW

To: Mason Justin Pratt,
aka Mason Justin Plumstead,
address unknown

You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of April, 2017, James Harley Allen Filyaw, filed in this Court a Petition for Adoption of Brantley Justin Pratt, a minor, whose date of birth is May 07, 2013, and for change of the name of the minor to Brantley Justin Filyaw. This Court, located at 111 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050, Knox County will hear the petition on the 23rd day of October, 2017, at 11:00 o’clock AM.

It is alleged in the petition, pursuant to R.C. 3107.07, that the consent of Mason Justin Pratt aka Mason Justin Plumstead is not required due to the following:

That person is a parent who has failed without justifiable cause to provide more than de minimis contact with the minor for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner.

That person is a parent who has failed without justifiable cause to provide for the maintenance and support of the minor as required by law or judicial decree for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner.

“A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION, IF GRANTED WILL RELIEVE YOU OF ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO CONTACT THE MINOR, AND, EXCEPT WITH RESPECT TO A SPOUSE OF THE ADOPTION PETITIONER AND RELATIVES OF THAT SPOUSE, TERMINATE ALL LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE MINOR AND YOU AND THE MINOR'S OTHER RELATIVES, SO THAT THE MINOR THEREAFTER IS A STRANGER TO YOU AND THE MINOR'S FORMER RELATIVES FOR ALL PURPOSES. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE PETITION WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER PROOF OF SERVICE OF NOTICE OF THE FILING OF THE PETITION AND OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF HEARING IS GIVEN TO YOU. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST ALSO APPEAR AT THE HEARING. A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION MAY BE ENTERED IF YOU FAIL TO FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE ADOPTION PETITION OR APPEAR AT THE HEARING.”

Harlow H. Walker, Esq.
Attorney for Petitioner
120 1/2 E High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Telephone: (740)392-4151

September 11, 18, & 25, 2017