In re C.J.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (5th) 120474
Decision Date: 
February 15, 2013
District: 
5th Dist.
Division/County: 
St. Clair Co.
Justice: 
GOLDENHERSH
Holding: 
Order vacated; remanded with directions.
Because no evidence of unfitness was presented in proceeding for termination of parental rights, court erred in finding Respondent father in default. Thus, order finding father to be an unfit person and terminating his parental rights is vacated, and cause is remanded for evidentiary hearing on issue of unfitness and, if father is found unfit, on best interests of his minor children. (CHAPMAN and WEXSTTEN, concurring.)