IN RE: EIMILE A.M. - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 26, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard L. Elliston, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher M.

Attorneys 2:

Philip M. Jacobs, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellees, Lisa Ann C. and Michael C.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This case is before us once again after remand to the Trial Court for specific findings relative to the Trial Court’s termination of the parental rights of Christopher M. (“Father”) to the minor child Eimile A.M. (“the Child”). Upon remand the Trial Court entered its findings of fact. Father appeals the termination of his parental rights to the Child. We find and hold that clear and convincing evidence was not proven of grounds to terminate Father’s parental rights pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-102 for willful failure to visit or willful failure to support. We, therefore, reverse the Trial Court’s order terminating Father’s parental rights to the Child.

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