IN RE AYRIS R. - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 20, 2015

Head Comment: CORRECTION: Changed the word identify to identity in the footnote on page 1.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph O. McAfee, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jonathan L.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andree S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Kathryn R. Baker and Alexander S. Rieger, Assistant Attorneys General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a termination of parental rights appeal brought by the putative father. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence to support termination of the putative father’s parental rights because he failed to establish paternity. The court also found that termination of the putative father’s parental rights was in the best interest of the child. The putative father appeals the best interest finding. We affirm.