November 13, 2007
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
L.J.M., DEFENDANT-APPELLANT. IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF L.L.L.C., A MINOR.
On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Camden County, Docket No. FG-04-54-07.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted November 5, 2007
Before Judges Weissbard and Baxter.
L.J.M. appeals from a trial court judgment that terminated his parental rights to his daughter, L.L.L.C., born November 2, 2001.*fn1 After two days of testimony on January 23 and January 25, 2007, the late Judge Page, in an oral opinion covering forty transcript pages, concluded that the Division of Youth and Family Services had satisfied the statutory standard set forth in N.J.S.A. 30:4C-15.1(a) for termination of parental rights. He entered a confirming order terminating L.J.M.'s parental rights on January 25, 2007.
On appeal, L.J.M. argues that "the evidentiary findings of the trial court do not support a legal finding that all four prongs under N.J.S.A. 30:4C-15.1(a) were met in this case." We have carefully considered L.J.M.'s claims in light of the record and applicable law, and conclude that those arguments lack sufficient merit to warrant extended discussion in a written opinion. R. 2:11-3(e)(1)(A) and (E). We affirm substantially for the reasons set forth by Judge Page in his comprehensive and well-reasoned oral opinion of January 25, 2007.