IN THE MATTER OF: JAMAZIN H. M. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 28, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William E. Tallent, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, J. M.

Attorneys 2:

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

Lanis L. Karnes, Guardian ad Litem, Jackson, Tennessee

Judge(s): HIGHERS

This appeal involves the termination of a father’s parental rights on numerous grounds. We affirm the trial court’s finding that grounds for termination exist, due to incarceration under a ten year sentence, severe child abuse, persistent conditions, and abandonment by an incarcerated parent, and we affirm the trial court’s finding that termination is in the child’s best interest. We vacate the trial court’s finding of willful failure to pay child support but otherwise affirm the order as modified.

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