IN RE BRANDON T. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 18, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jill Grim, Hendersonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tony T.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Leslie Curry, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his four biological children. The trial court terminated his parental rights on the grounds of abandonment by failure to provide a suitable home, substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan, and persistence of conditions. Finding that at least two of the grounds for termination are supported by clear and convincing evidence and that the Department of Children’s Services exerted reasonable efforts to reunite the family, we affirm the trial court.