IN RE: CHYNA L.M.D. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 31, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory E. Bennett, Seymour, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony P.D.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): SWINEY

The State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of Anthony P.D. (“Father”) to the minor 1 child Chyna L.M.D. (“the Child”). After a trial, the Trial Court entered its judgment finding and holding that clear and convincing evidence of grounds existed to terminate Father’s parental rights pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1) and § 36-1-102(1)(A)(iv), and that the termination was in the Child’s best interest. Father appeals to this Court. We affirm.

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