IN RE: ISOBEL V. O. and BREE’ANA J. A. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 9, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Carl Richard Moore, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Father.

Attorneys 2:

Mark J. Downton, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mother.

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

Judge(s): FARMER

The trial court terminated the parental rights of Mother and Father based on abandonment for failure to support and failure to provide a suitable home, substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan, and persistence of conditions. We reverse termination on the grounds of abandonment, and affirm termination of parental rights on the grounds of substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan and persistence of conditions. We also affirm the trial court’s determination that termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the children.

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