IN RE BRIAN M, ET. AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 6, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Corcoran, III, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brian M.

Attorneys 2:

Linda C. Cole, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Percy L. and Rosina L.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Paul Jordan Scott, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Kelly A. Wojciechowski, Maryville, Tennessee, guardian ad litem for the minor children, Brian M. and Brianna M.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a termination of parental rights appeal brought by the incarcerated father. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence to support termination of the father’s parental rights on the statutory grounds of abandonment and confinement under a sentence of ten years or more. The court further found that termination of the father’s parental rights was in the best interest of the children. The father appeals. We affirm.