IN RE: RONI M.H. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Wilton Marble, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellant, Debbie D.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and, Lindsey O. Appiah, Assistant Attorney General; for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Lynn Perry, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): SWINEY

The Juvenile Court for Bradley County (“the Juvenile Court”), upon a petition by the State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) and following a trial, terminated the parental rights of Debbie D. (“Mother”) to the minor child Roni M.H. (“the Child”) pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113 (g)(1) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113 (g)(3) (2010). Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. We find and hold that clear and convincing evidence existed to terminate Mother’s parental rights pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113 (g)(1) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113 (g)(3), and that clear and convincing evidence existed that the termination was in the Child’s best interest. We, therefore, affirm the Juvenile Court’s order terminating Mother’s parental rights to the Child.

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