IN RE MARY E. P. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 7, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jacob J. Hubbell, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christy P.

Attorneys 2:

Cara E. Lynn, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mark P.

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter, Derek C. Jumper, Assistant Attorney General, James Stephens, and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Charles M. Molder, Columbia, Tennessee, for the minor children, Mary E.P. and Melodie E.P.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

The juvenile court terminated the parental rights of the mother and father on the grounds of substantial noncompliance with the permanency plans, persistence of conditions, and willful abandonment by failure to visit, and upon the determination that termination of their parental rights was in the best interests of the children. Both parents appeal. Finding the evidence clear and convincing, we affirm.