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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 3, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jennifer Luther, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jessica N.

Attorneys 2:

E. Ronald Chesnut, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Sean G. and Amber G.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal concerns a termination of parental rights. Sean and Amber G. (“the Petitioners”) filed a petition for adoption and termination of parental rights with respect to Hope A.P. (“the Child”) against Jessica N. (“Mother”) in the Circuit Court for Greene County (“the Trial Court”). The petition alleged that Mother willfully failed to visit or support the Child in the four month period immediately preceding the filing of the petition. The Trial Court terminated Mother’s parental rights to the Child after finding that Mother’s willful failure to support had been proven by clear and convincing evidence, and that clear and convincing evidence showed that it was in the Child’s best interest for Mother’s parental rights to be terminated. Mother appeals to this Court. We affirm.