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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 23, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Trisha A. Bohlen, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, for the appellant, Krissy A.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young, Solicitor General; and Alexander S. Rieger, Assistant Attorney General; for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Mother argues that the divestment of custody of her child from the Department of Children’s Services to a relative in another state constitutes de facto termination of her parental rights. We find no merit to this argument since the parent-child relationship was not terminated by the court’s custody decision.