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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Daniel J. Cantwell, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, A.C.P.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): SUSANO

This is a termination of parental rights case. The Department of Children?s Services (DCS) filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of A.C.P. (Mother) with respect to her three minor children, ages twenty-two months to six years at the time of trial. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence of grounds. The court found the same quantum of evidence supporting the conclusion that termination of Mother?s rights is in the children?s best interest.1 Mother appeals. As modified, we affirm the trial court?s judgment.