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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 11, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Tyler Weiss, Madisonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher B.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal involves the termination of a biological father’s parental rights with regard to his son. The child at issue was removed from the custody of the mother as a result of the mother’s drug use and neglect. The child, now five years of age, did not have a significant relationship with the father, if any. Following a hearing, the juvenile court terminated the father’s parental rights for failure to substantially comply with the responsibilities of the permanency plan. The father appeals. We affirm.