IN RE WILLIAM S. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 23, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Clayton Michael Cardwell, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kevin Dean S.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young, Solicitor General; and Douglas Earl Dimond and Marcie Eubanks Greene, Assistant Attorneys General; for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Susie Piper McGowan, Nunnelly, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Father appeals the termination of his parental rights. The trial court found multiple grounds for termination of his rights and that termination was in the best interest of the two children. Father appealed. Because he did not appeal the ground of wanton disregard for the welfare of the children, we find it unnecessary to discuss the other grounds at length. We do find, however, that there is clear and convincing evidence supporting a finding that additional grounds exist. We further find that termination of Father’s parental rights is in the best interest of the children. Consequently, we affirm the trial court.