STATE OF MAINE
41 Court Street
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Docket : AA-0168-1
RE: BAILEY RENEE PRESCOTT
ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
This cause came to be heard on the Motion for Service by Publication by petitioners Afton Sierra Prescott and Paul Russell Noke Jr., for service by publication upon UNKNOWN father, pursuant to Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 4(g) and Rule of Probate Procedure 4(3)(2), and it appearing that this is an action for Termination of Parental Rights brought by the Petitioners, Afton Sierra Prescott and Paul Russell Noke Jr., against UNKNOWN father, and that UNKNOWN father cannot, with due diligence, be served by any other prescribed method, and that the address of UNKNOWN father is not known and cannot be ascertained by reasonable diligence; and it is ORDERED that the Petition to Terminate Parental Rights be heard before this Court at 41 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it can be heard, and it is ORDERED that UNKNOWN father appear and defend the cause and file a written response to the Petition by delivering it in person or by mailing it to the office of the Register of Probate, 41 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976, and by mailing a copy thereof to the Petitioner’s attorney at his said address on or before October 6, 2021.
IMPORTANT WARNING: If you fail to file a response within the time stated above, or if, after you file your response, you fail to appear at any time the court notifies you to do so, a judgment may, in your absence, be entered against you for the relief requested. If you do not file a response, you must file a written appearance with the clerk, if you wish to be heard. If you intend to oppose the petition do not fail to answer within the required time.
An order terminating UNKNOWN father parental rights will divest said UNKNOWN father and Bailey Renee Prescott of all legal rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations to each other as parent and child, except the inheritance rights between the child and her parent. Furthermore, UNKNOWN father shall not be entitled to notice of the child’s adoption proceedings, nor shall he have any right to object to the adoption or participate in the proceedings, and said order shall have all other effects set forth in 22 M.R.S.A. §4056.
If you believe you have a defense to the Petition, or if you believe you have a claim of your own against the Petitioners, you should talk to a lawyer. If you feel you cannot afford to pay a fee to a lawyer, you may ask the office of the Register of Probate at 41 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976, or the Office of any other Register of Probate, for information as to place where you may seek legal assistance.
It is further ORDERED that this Order be published in The Town Line once a week for three (3) successive weeks.
Dated: July 8, 2021
/s/ Robert M.Washburn
Judge of Probate
A true copy of the original
Attest: /s/ Victoria M. Hatch
Register of Probate
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