When you see a check mark, it means:
The father won the most recent termination of parental rights case and kept his parental rights.
When you see an X mark, it means:
The father lost the most recent termination of parental rights case and lost his parental rights.
Termination of parental rights case in Rhode Island results in Dad not losing rights. Congratulations to the father's Attorney Kara J. Maguire, Office of the Public Defender.
Most recent case terminated father's rights.
Termination of parental rights case lost by dad.
We wanted to know whether fathers tend to win termination of parental rights cases by simply looking at the most recent published case and finding out the simple answer:
Who won the termination of parental rights case? Dad? or the State? If the state won, all parental rights were taken from dad and given to the State or someone else.
And a pattern emerged. Father tends to lose termination of parental rights cases on appeal.