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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 1, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Bruce N. Oldham, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amy C.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): BENNETT

Mother appealed the trial court’s determination that several grounds for terminating her parental rights had been met and that termination was in the best interest of her children. She failed to appeal or argue one of the grounds for termination, so the trial court’s finding regarding that ground is final. Because only one ground need be found, we decline to examine the other grounds. We agree with the trial court’s determination that clear and convincing evidence existed to conclude that termination of Mother’s parental rights is in the best interest of the children.