South Carolina Supreme Court ,USA – JUSTICE HEARN: The South Carolina Supreme Court has handed down a decision that REVERSES a family court ruling to terminate parental rights in this case. The VERY important part is the reason they did it. If DSS is stonewalling you, using delay tactics, and then saying you can”t get your children back because they have been in foster care too long READ THIS! PRINT THIS! SHOW IT TO YOUR LAWYER!
Sean Taylor appeals from an order which terminated his parental rights to his six-year-old daughter on three grounds: willful failure to visit, willful failure to support, and the child had been in foster care for fifteen out of the previous twenty-two months. Following a review of the record, we hold that the Charleston County Department of Social Services (DSS) did not meet its burden with respect to the first two grounds and the child’s placement in foster care for at least fifteen of the last twenty-two months is not a sufficient ground for termination of Taylor’s rights under the facts of this case. Accordingly, we reverse.