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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 20, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Timothy J. Gudmundson, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amy F.

Attorneys 2:

Gregory E. Bennett, Seymour, Tennessee, for the appellant, Uriah F.

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and, Ryan L. McGehee, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Robert L. Huddleston, Guardian ad Litem for Jonathan F.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This is a termination of parental rights case. The court-appointed Guardian ad Litem (“the Guardian”) for the minor child Jonathan F. (“the Child”) filed a petition 1 in the Juvenile Court for Sevier County (“the Juvenile Court”) seeking to terminate the parental rights of Amy F. (“Mother”) and Uriah F. (“Father”) to the Child. The Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) filed a response joining in the Guardian’s petition. After a trial, the Juvenile Court terminated Mother’s and Father’s parental rights on a host of grounds. We vacate certain of the grounds as relates to Father. Otherwise, we affirm the termination of Mother’s and Father’s parental rights to the Child. We affirm the judgment of the Juvenile Court as modified.