IN RE: JACOB C. H. and LILLIANNA J. H. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 20, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph H. Crabtree, Jr., Athens, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wendy H.

Attorneys 2:

Stephen S. Duggins, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and, Charles W. Pope, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellees, George H. and Hollie H.

Judge(s): SWINEY

George H. (“Father”) and Hollie H. (“Stepmother”) filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of Wendy H. (“Mother”) to the minor children Jacob C. H. and Lillianna J. H. (“the Children”) and to allow Stepmother to adopt the Children. After a trial, the Trial Court entered its final order terminating Mother’s parental rights to the Children after finding and holding, inter alia, that clear and convincing evidence existed of grounds to terminate Mother’s parental rights to the Children pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(1) and Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-102 for willful failure to visit and willful failure to support, and that clear and convincing evidence was proven that it was in the Children’s best interest for Mother’s parental rights to be terminated. Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. We affirm the termination of Mother's parental rights to the Children.

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