IN RE: ZACHARIAS T. M., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sherif Guindi, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kimberly M.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Joshua Davis Baker, 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 in February of 2009 seeking to terminate the parental rights of Kimberly M. (“Mother”) to the minor children, Zacharias T.M., Isaiah K.M., Ashley M.M., Chelsea M.M., Sierra C.M., and Brittany N.M. (“the Children”). After a trial, the Juvenile Court terminated the parental rights of Mother to the Children after finding that grounds for termination pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1) and (g)(3) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-102(1)(A)(ii) had been proven by clear and convincing evidence, and that clear and convincing evidence had been shown that it was in the Children’s best interest for Mother’s parental rights to be terminated. Mother appeals to this Court. We affirm.