IN RE JOSHUA P. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 15, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Douglas T. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the appellant, G.W.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Marcie E. Greene, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This termination of parental rights case concerns Joshua P. and Quinn W. (“the Children”), the children of G.W. (“Mother”). The Children were placed in the protective custody of the Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) after both parents were arrested. Later, DCS petitioned the court to terminate Mother’s parental rights. Following a bench 1 trial, the court found that multiple grounds for termination exist and that termination is in the Children’s best interest, both findings said to be made by clear and convincing evidence. Mother appeals. We affirm.

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