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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 18, 2015

Head Comment: Correction: The correction added Lisa A. White to the first page of the opinion as the Guardian ad Litem.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kristie N. Anderson, Jacksboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gregory S. A.

Attorneys 2:

Lisa C. Werner, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Angela M. M. and Richard A. M. Lisa A. White, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guardian ad Litem.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal concerns a father’s parental rights to his daughter. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence existed to support the termination of the father’s parental rights on the statutory ground of abandonment when he willfully failed to visit the child for the four months preceding the filing of the termination petition. The court also found termination of the father’s rights was in the best interest of the child. The father appeals. We affirm as modified.