IN RE: GLORY A.W. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 21, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Vogel, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, William L.W.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Leslie Curry, Assistant Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): SWINEY

William L.W. (“Father”) appeals the termination of his parental rights to the minor child Glory A.W. (“the Child”). We find and hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the Juvenile Court for Roane County’s (“the Juvenile Court”) finding by clear and convincing evidence that grounds were proven to terminate Father’s parental rights for abandonment by failure to provide a suitable home pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1- 113(g)(1) and § 36-1-102(1)(A)(ii); for substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(2); and for persistent conditions pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(3). We further find and hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the Juvenile Court’s finding by clear and convincing evidence that it was in the Child’s best interest for Father’s parental rights to be terminated. We affirm the Juvenile Court’s February 19, 2014 order terminating Father’s parental rights to the Child.

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