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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 11, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Alvin Rose, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony W.

Attorneys 2:

G. Avery Mott, Nashville, Tennessee, guardian ad litem for Anthony R.

Judge(s): BENNETT

The trial court terminated Father’s parental rights to his son on the ground that Father engaged in conduct prior to incarceration exhibiting a wanton disregard for the child’s welfare. On appeal, Father contends that the petition to terminate parental rights did not allege wanton disregard as a ground upon which termination was sought. Because we conclude that the petitioner did not plead wanton disregard as a ground for termination, we reverse the termination of Father’s parental rights based upon that ground.