IN RE NAVADA N., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 24, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brandon M. Booten, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tommy N.

Attorneys 2:

Wesley Clark, Smyrna, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jennifer C.

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Charlotte Davis, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

Both Mother and Father appeal the trial court's decision to terminate their parental rights to two children. The trial court found clear and convincing evidence supporting several grounds against each parent and also found that termination was in the children's best interest. With respect to the grounds for termination, we reverse in part, vacate in part, and affirm in part. Additionally, we affirm the trial court's determination that termination is in the children's best interest, and therefore, affirm the termination of both Mother's and Father's parental rights to the children at issue.