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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 9, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas C. Jessee, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shana B. M.

Attorneys 2:

Daniel G. Boyd, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Brant L. G. and Christy E. G.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal concerns a mother’s petition to set aside an order terminating her parental rights and permitting the adoption of her minor children. The mother alleged that the order is void for lack of personal jurisdiction because service of process was ineffective. The trial court denied the petition. The mother appeals. We hold that the order is void for lack of personal jurisdiction. We reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand this case for further hearing to determine whether exceptional circumstances justify the denial of relief in accordance with Turner v. Turner, 473 S.W.3d 257 (Tenn. 2015).