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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 12, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brad W. Hornsby and Heather G. Parker, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellants, Dana and Andrew Mitchell.

Attorneys 2:

Stephen W. Pate, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellee, Kathryn S.

Judge(s): BENNETT

A couple who had cared for a minor child filed a petition alleging that the child was dependent and neglected. The juvenile court awarded the couple temporary custody, and after finding that the child was dependent and neglected, directed custody to remain with the couple. Mother appealed. Grandparents filed an intervening petition. After a trial de novo, the circuit court found that the child was not dependent and neglected, dismissed both petitions, and directed the juvenile court to implement Mother and child’s reunification. The couple appealed. Discerning no error and finding no clear and convincing evidence of dependence and neglect, we affirm.