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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 29, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher D. Brown, Dandridge, Tennessee for Respondent Appellant, J.M.T.

Attorneys 2:

Nicholas D. Bunstine, Knoxville, Tennessee for Petitioner/Appellees, D.F. and T.F.

Kathleen A. Mulvey, Del Rio, Tennessee as Guardian Ad Litem

Judge(s): KIRBY

This parental termination case concerns the child’s surname. The appellant biological father consented to the termination of his parental rights so that the child could be adopted by the appellee adoptive parents. At the conclusion of the telephonic hearing in which the biological father confirmed that he consented to the termination of his parental rights, the adoptive parents requested that the child’s surname be changed. This request was granted. The biological father now appeals the trial court’s decision on the child’s surname. We affirm.

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