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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 24, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nicholas A. Schaefer, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Percy H.

Attorneys 2:

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

Claire A. Addlestone, Kingsport, Tennessee, guardian ad litem for the minor, Kory W. A.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a termination of parental rights case in which the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of Father to the Child. Following a bench trial, the trial court found that clear and convincing evidence existed to support the termination of Father’s parental rights based upon his incarceration. The court likewise found that termination of Father’s parental rights was in the Child’s best interest. Father appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.