IN RE NOLAN G., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 8, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

L. Willis Jones, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Chelsea G.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): DINKINS

Two children came into the custody of the Department of Children’s Services in July 2012 after members of their extended family made allegations that their parents were abusing them. The children were adjudicated dependent and neglected, and subsequently, the Department instituted proceedings to terminate the parental rights of both parents. After a hearing, the court held that the parents had willfully abandoned their children by failure to support, substantial non-compliance, and persistence of conditions. Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the Juvenile Court.