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South Carolian Dep't of Social Services v. White

Court of Appeals of South Carolina

June 5, 2015

South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent,
v.
Trilicia White and Willie Miller, Defendants, of Whom Trilicia White is the Appellant, In the interest of a minor under the age of eighteen

Submitted: April 6, 2015.

Editorial Note:

This opinion is an unpublished opinion and therefore holds no precedential. It should not be cited in any proceeding except as provides by RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

Appeal From York County. Thomas Henry White, IV, Family Court Judge. Appellate Case No. 2014-001782.

Melinda Inman Butler, of The Butler Law Firm, of Union, for Appellant.

David E. Simpson, of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, of Rock Hill, for Respondent.

Laura Kaiser Anderson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Guardian ad Litem.

FEW, C.J., and HUFF and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.

OPINION

PER CURIAM:

Trilicia White appeals the family court's finding that she physically neglected her two-year-old child, arguing the family court erred in finding she physically neglected the child by placing the child at a substantial risk of injury. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities: Simmons v. Simmons, 392 S.C. 412, 414, 709 S.E.2d 666, 667 (2011) (" In appeals from the family court, [an appellate court] reviews factual and legal issues de novo." ); Lewis v. Lewis, 392 S.C. 381, 384, 709 S.E.2d 650, 651 (2011) (" [An] appellate court has jurisdiction to find facts in accordance with its view of the preponderance of the evidence. However, this broad scope of review does not require [the appellate court] to disregard the findings of the family court." (internal quotation marks omitted)); S.C. Code Ann. § 63-7-20(4)(a) (2010) (providing child abuse or neglect occurs when a child's parent " engages in acts or omissions which present a substantial risk of physical or mental injury to the child" ).[1]

AFFIRMED.[2]


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