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� 1 Before us are consolidated appeals from the trial court’s order of January 13, 2000 which denied motions for post-trial relief and exceptions filed by appellant J.L. at No. 517 Eastern District Appeal 2000, and appellants G.M. and R.B. at No. 833 Eastern District Appeal 2000, to the decree nisi entered on December 21, 1999.

� 2 The relevant factual and procedural history follows. The subject of this case is J.L. who was born on December 2, 1993. L.A.L. (“Mother”) is the natural mother of J.L. S.M. (“Father”) is the natural father of J.L. The parties were involved in a nine-year relationship that ended in March or April 1999. Father was incarcerated between the years 1994 and 1997 and again since August 12, 1998. Father expected to be released in July 2000.

� 3 In January of 1995, Mother granted, by stipulation, to her parents, V.M. and D.M., legal and physical custody of J.L. The stipulation was made an order of court on January 20, 1995. D.M. passed away in 1996, leaving V.M. as custodian of J.L. At some point in 1996, G.M., who is the son of V.M. and brother of Mother, became involved and contends he was awarded legal custody of J.L. along with V.M. (See Document #2, petition for involuntary termination of parental rights of putative father; notes of testimony, 12/17/99 at 12.)

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