IN RE: TRISTAN B. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 2, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

L. Ashley Gaither, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, William B.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Eric A. Fuller, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Berry Foster, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Guardian ad Litem.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

Father appeals the trial court?s determination that termination of his parental rights is in the child?s best interest. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence to terminate Father?s parental rights on grounds of abandonment by wanton disregard, persistent conditions, and substantial non-compliance with a permanency plan. The trial court thereafter determined that termination is in the child?s best interest. Discerning no error, we affirm both the trial court?s rulings regarding grounds and its determination that termination is in the child?s best interest.