June 17, 2015
STEPHANIE BRADSHAW APPELLANT
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES and MINOR CHILD APPELLEES
APPEAL FROM THE SALINE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT [NO. 63JV-13-83] HONORABLE GARY ARNOLD, JUDGE
Suzanne Ritter Lumpkin, Arkansas Public Defender Commission, for appellant.
PHILLIP T. WHITEAKER, Judge
This appeal is from a Saline County Circuit Court order terminating Stephanie Bradshaw's parental rights to her daughter, C.K. Appellant's counsel has filed a no-merit brief pursuant to Linker-Flores v. Arkansas Department of Human Services, 359 Ark. 131, 194 S.W.3d 739 (2004), and Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Rule 6-9(i) (2014), addressing all rulings decided adversely to Bradshaw-including the decision to terminate-and asserting that there are no issues that would support a meritorious appeal. Counsel has also filed a motion asking to be relieved as counsel. The clerk of this court sent copies of the motion and brief to Bradshaw, advising her that she had the right to file pro se points for reversal. She has not done so.
After carefully examining the record and the no-merit brief, we conclude that counsel has complied with the requirements established by the Arkansas Supreme Court for no-merit appeals in termination cases and that the appeal is wholly without merit. Accordingly, we affirm by memorandum opinion the termination of Ms. Bradshaw's parental rights. See In re Memorandum Opinions, 16 Ark.App. 301, 700 S.W.2d 63 (1985); Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 5-2(e) (2014). Counsel's motion to withdraw is granted.
Affirmed; motion to withdraw granted.
Kinard and Hoofman, JJ., agree.