IN RE: TY-SHAWN H. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 4, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James J. Lonon, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Frank G.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and, Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): SWINEY

The Juvenile Court for Johnson City (“the Juvenile Court”) terminated the parental rights of Frank G. (“Father”) to the minor child Ty-Shawn H. (“the Child”) pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(6). Father appeals the termination of his parental rights to this Court. We find and hold that clear and convincing evidence existed to terminate Father’s parental rights pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(6), and that clear and convincing evidence existed that the termination was in the Child’s best interest. We, therefore, affirm the Juvenile Court’s order terminating Father’s parental rights to the Child.

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