IN RE: MARIA B. S. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 1, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robin Gunn, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lewis S.

Attorneys 2:

N. David Roberts, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Matthew V. and Carlene V.

Judge(s): SWINEY

Matthew V. and Carlene V. (“the Foster Parents”) filed a petition in the Circuit Court for Knox County (“the Trial Court”) seeking to terminate the parental rights of Lewis S. (“Father”), father to the minor twin children Maria B. S. and Anna J. S. (“the Children”). After a trial, the Trial Court terminated Father’s parental rights to the Children after finding that grounds for termination pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 36-1-113 (g)(1), (g)(3), and (g)(9) 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 Father’s parental rights to be terminated. We affirm as modified.