IN RE: KYAH H., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 23, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory E. Bennett, Seymour, Tennessee, for the appellant, Marshall H.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): SWINEY

Marshall H. (“Father”) appeals the judgment of the Juvenile Court for Knox County (“the Trial Court”) terminating his parental rights to the minor children, Kyah H., Marshall C., and Jhazaria T. (collectively “the Children”), on the grounds of abandonment by wanton disregard pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 36-1-113(g)(1) and 36-1-102(1)(A)(iv), and severe child abuse pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(g)(4). We find and hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the Trial Court?s findings made by clear and convincing evidence that grounds for termination were proven and that termination was in the best interest of the Children, and we affirm.