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Kingsley v. Kingsley
Florida Court of Appeal
623 So. 2d 780 (1993)
An action was brought in the name of Gregory Kingsley (plaintiff), a minor child, to terminate the parental rights of his biological mother, Rachel Kingsley (defendant). Gregory’s foster parents, George Russ and Elizabeth Russ (plaintiffs), filed a separate petition for the termination of Rachel’s parental rights. The state health department and a guardian ad litem for Gregory filed similar petitions. The trial court found that Rachel had been responsible for the abandonment and neglect of Gregory. Rachel’s parental rights were terminated, and the Russes were granted the ability to adopt Gregory. Rachel appealed. The Florida Court of Appeal granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Diamantis, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Harris, C.J.)
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