January 29, 2014
In the Matter of Troy A. R. W. (Anonymous). New Alternatives for Children, Inc., petitioner-respondent; and Robert T. W. (Anonymous), appellant, et al., respondent. (Proceeding No. 1) In the Matter of Sapphire E. W. (Anonymous). New Alternatives for Children, Inc., petitioner-respondent; and Robert T. W. (Anonymous), appellant, et al., respondent. (Proceeding No. 2) (Docket Nos. B-16063-11, B-16062-11)
Yasmin Daley Duncan, Brooklyn, N.Y., for appellant.
James M. Abramson, PLLC, New York, N.Y. (Dawn M. Orsatti of counsel), for petitioner-respondent.
Steven Banks, New York, N.Y. (Tamara A. Steckler and Marcia Egger of counsel), attorney for the children.
RUTH C. BALKIN, J.P., JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, LEONARD B. AUSTIN, SHERI S. ROMAN, JJ.
DECISION & ORDER
In two related proceedings pursuant to Social Services Law § 384-b, the father appeals from two orders of the Family Court, Kings County (Turbow, J.) (one as to each proceeding), both dated September 11, 2012. The father's assigned counsel has submitted a brief in accordance with Anders v California (386 U.S. 738), in which she moves for leave to withdraw as counsel for the appellant.
ORDERED that the orders are affirmed, without costs or disbursements.
We are satisfied with the sufficiency of the brief filed by the father's assigned counsel pursuant to Anders v California (386 U.S. 738), and, upon an independent review of the record, we conclude that there are no nonfrivolous issues which could be raised on the appeal. Counsel's application for leave to withdraw as counsel is, therefore, granted (see Anders v California, 386 U.S. 738; Matter of Giovanni S. [ Jasmin A. ], 89 A.D.3d 252; People v Paige, 54 A.D.2d 631; cf. People v Gonzalez, 47 N.Y.2d 606).
BALKIN, J.P., LEVENTHAL, AUSTIN and ROMAN, JJ., concur.