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State of Minnesota    
Swift County    
District Court
Eighth Judicial District
Court File Number: 76-JV-18-568
Termination of Parental Rights Petition
Petition to Establish Paternity
Karena Cortrell Brown
1024 34th Avenue North        3551 Knox Ave North
Minneapolis, MN  55412-2505    Minneapolis, MN 55405
In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:  Karena Cortrell Brown, Mother; Willie J. Halbert, Father (Deceased) and Phillip Jackson, Alleged Father and State of MN, County of Swift, ex rel, Karena C. Brown, Petitioner vs. Phillip D. Jefferson, Respondent

Please take notice that on November 9, 2018, a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights was filed with the above-named court alleging that the child(ren) of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) to be in need of protection or services and requesting that the Court terminate any and all parental rights the parent/s has/have to the above-named child/ren and place the child/ren under the guardianship and legal custody of the Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services.  A Summons and Complaint to establish paternity of the child(ren) involved in this action was filed on October 15, 2018.

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT at the following date, time, and place where a hearing regarding the Petition and the best interests of the child(ren) will be held:

January 4, 2019 9:00 am     District Court Judge Jennifer K. Fischer
January 18, 2019 10:15 am
January 7, 2019 1:30 pm    Child Support Magistrate Kevin L. Holden
February 4, 2019 1:30 pm
Swift County District Court
301 14th Street North, Suite 6
Benson MN  56215

YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH THIS SUMMONS because, pursuant to statute or court rule:

• You are a parent to the child(ren) named in the petition; or
• You are a party to this proceeding pursuant to Juvenile Protection Rule 21.01 or an attorney for a party, or
• You have legal custody of the child who is the subject of the Petition; or
• You are a person whose presence the court believes is important to a determination concerning the best interests of the child(ren) who are the subject of the Petition.


• The court may conduct the hearing without you; and
• The court may find that the factual allegations and statutory grounds set forth in the petition have been proved; and
• The court may enter an order granting the relief requested in the petition, which may include:
o removing the child(ren) from the home of the parent or legal custodian and placing the child(ren) in foster care;
o permanently severing the parent’s rights to the child(ren) pursuant to a termination of parental rights petition;
o permanently transferring the child(ren)’s legal and physical custody to a relative;
o an order for other permanent placement of the child(ren); or
o establish paternity.

YOU HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES,  including the right to be represented by an attorney as authorized under the statutes and court rules.  It is your responsibility to immediately notify the court administrator if your address changes.

Dated:  December 5, 2018                                  Debra Mueske
        Court Administrator

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