IN RE BRITTANY M. C. - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 31, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Daniel J. Cantwell, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mimi L. B.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert Slatery, Attorney General and Reporter, and Jason I. Coleman, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a termination of parental rights case in which the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services filed a petition to terminate Mother’s parental rights to the Child. The trial court found that clear and convincing evidence existed to support the termination of Mother’s parental rights on the statutory grounds of abandonment, substantial noncompliance with the permanency plans, and the persistence of conditions which led to removal. The court further found that termination of her rights was in the Child’s best interest. Mother appeals. We affirm the trial court’s termination of Mother’s parental rights.