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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 24, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua Brian Dougan, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, T.S.

Attorneys 2:

Kortney D. Simmons, Jackson, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.


This is a termination of parental rights case brought by the guardian ad litem. The trial court terminated Mother/Appellant’s parental rights on the grounds of severe child abuse pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 36-1-113(g)(4), and persistence of conditions under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 36-1-113(g)(3). The trial court also found, by clear and convincing evidence, that termination of Mother’s parental rights was in the child’s best interest. Because there is clear and convincing evidence in the record to support both the grounds for termination of Mother’s parental rights and the trial court’s finding on best interest, we affirm and remand.