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Argued January 27, 2010

Before THOMPSON and OBERLY, Associate Judges, and BELSON, Senior Judge.

The Family Court of the Superior Court ordered the termination of appellant E.L.’s parental rights in her son D.A. Seven months later, E.L. moved for reconsideration of that order. A magistrate judge of the Superior Court denied that motion. E.L. then moved for review of the order denying her motion for reconsideration, and that motion was in turn denied by a Superior Court judge. The District asserts that there is no authority for the Superior Court to consider such post-trial motions in a case involving termination of parental rights (TPR), but we need not decide whether such authority exists, as we would find no abuse of discretion in the rulings denying the motions on the grounds stated: that appellant had proffered no new evidence or changed circumstances and that the TPR did not, in any event, hinge upon the issues raised at the reconsideration and review stages. Accordingly, we affirm.

 
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