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Legal Notice – Adoption, Notice to Named Father

STATE OF INDIANA   }

IN THE PARKE CIRCUIT COURT

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11/29/2023 TERM

PARKE COUNTY         }

CAUSE NO. 61C01-2308-AD-10

IN RE THE ADOPTION OF:

A.C.W.,

a minor child.

 

NOTICE TO NAMED FATHER

DeWayne A. Mathas is notified that a petition for adoption of a child, named A.C.W., born to Ashley Gwen Wallace (Mathas, Phillips) on June 16, 2010, was filed in the office of the Clerk of Parke Circuit Court, 116 W High St, Rm 204, Rockville, IN 47872. The petition for adoption alleges that the consent to adoption of DeWayne A. Mathas is not required because he (1) failed without justifiable cause to communicate significantly with the child when able to do so; or (2) knowingly failed to provide for the care and support of the child when able to do so as required by judicial decree.

If DeWayne A. Mathas seeks to contest the adoption of the child, he must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the court named above not later than thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published.

If DeWayne A. Mathas does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published the court named above will hear and determine the petition for adoption. The consent to adoption of DeWayne A. Mathas will be irrevocably implied and he will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of his implied consent to the adoption.

No statement made to DeWayne A. Mathas relieves him of his obligations under this notice.

This notice complies with IC 31-19-4.5-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.

Attorney for Petitioner:

Scott F. Bieniek, 30221-84

Bieniek Law, P.C.

3 E. Franklin St.

P.O. Box 652

Greencastle, IN 46135

P: 765.653.6601

F: 765.653.6602

sbieniek@bienieklaw.com