IN RE: SIERRA D.M., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 27, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1: Holly L. Booksh, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Susan M.M.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Bill E. Young, Solicitor General; and Lindsey O. Appiah, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Russell J. Kloosterman, Johnson City, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem. Russell J. Kloosterman, Johnson City, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): SWINEY

The State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of Susan M.M. (“Mother”) and Mark M. (“Father”) to the minor children Sierra D.M. (“Sierra”) and Hunter Z.M. (“Hunter”) (or collectively “the Children”) pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 36-1-113(g)(1) and (g)(3). After a trial, the Juvenile Court entered its order on August 17, 2011 finding and holding, inter alia, that clear and convincing evidence existed to terminate Mother’s parental rights to the Children under Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 36-1-113(g)(1) and (g)(3), and that clear and convincing evidence existed that the termination of Mother’s parental rights was in the Children’s best interest. Mother appeals to this Court. We affirm.

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