IN RE: MICHAEL B. Q. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Darrell W. Sproles, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael R.Q.

Attorneys 2:

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

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

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This is a termination of parental rights case. Father/Appellant appeals the trial court's termination of his parental rights to the minor child at issue. By clear and convincing evidence, the trial court found two grounds for termination of Father’s parental rights: (1) abandonment by an incarcerated parent, and (2) prison sentence of more than ten years, imposed when the child was under the age of eight. The trial court also found, by clear and convincing evidence, that termination of Father’s parental rights was in the child’s best interest. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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