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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF ANDERSON IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SUMMONS AND NOTICE Termination of Parental Rights C.A. No.: 2021-DR-04-687 South Carolina Department of Social Services Plaintiff, v. James Hunt, Defendants In the Interests of: A child born in 2019 Minor under the age of 18. TO: DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a hearing will take place in this matter on June 10, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. This hearing will take place even if you do not appear. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint for termination of your parental rights in and to the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Anderson County, Anderson, SC and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at PO Box 2722, Anderson, SC 29622, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Clerk of Court’s Office, Anderson County Courthouse, Anderson, South Carolina, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply). This is a new action. If you had an attorney appointed in a previous action, that attorney is NOT your attorney for this action. YOU MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this action to represent the best interests of the child(ren) will provide the family court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL’s written report will be available for review twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county office. S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Andrew T. Potter SC Bar #13413 Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services P.O. Box 2722 Anderson, SC 29622 (864) 214-6233 LH-110091 5/13; 20; 27/2021