IN RE BRANDON J. G. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 26, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

M. Wallace Coleman, Jr., Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Crystal C.

Attorneys 2:

William J. Eledge, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher D.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Ryan L. McGehee, Assistant Attorney General, S. Craig Moore, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

The mother of six children and the father of one of the children appeal the termination of their parental rights. The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights on three grounds, substantial noncompliance with the permanency plans, persistence of conditions, and willful abandonment by incarceration, and upon the determination that termination of her parental rights was in the best interests of the children. The court terminated the father’s parental rights on the grounds of substantial noncompliance with the permanency plans, willful abandonment by failure to support and failure to visit, and the determination that termination was in the best interest of the child. Mother and father appeal. We affirm.

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