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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 22, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Adam C. Davis, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Isaiah B.

Attorneys 2:

Stacy S. Neisler, Spring Hill, Tennessee, for the appellant, Erica L.

Judge(s): BENNETT

In this termination of parental rights proceeding, both Mother and Father maintain that the trial court erred in finding clear and convincing evidence that they willfully abandoned the child by failure to visit within the four months preceding the filing of the termination petition. Mother additionally claims that the trial court erred in finding clear and convincing evidence that it is in the best interest of the child to terminate Mother’s parental rights. We affirm the trial court’s findings that both parents abandoned the child by willfully failing to visit and that the termination of Mother’s parental rights is in the child’s best interest. Consequently, we affirm the trial court’s decision to terminate the parental rights of both parents.

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