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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 1, 2016

Head Comment: CORRECTION: The following sentence has been revised to now read, "It is further ordered that the costs of this appeal be taxed against the appellants, Brenda C. and Robert E., for which execution may issue if necessary." The prior judgment mistakenly taxed costs to another party.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1: Patti B. Garner, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellants, Brenda C., and Robert E.

Attorneys 2:

Bruce N. Oldham, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jeremy Mc.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Petitioners sought to terminate the parental rights of both parents. After a trial, the court found that the grounds of wanton disregard, abandonment by willful failure to visit, and abandonment by willful failure to pay support did not exist as to the father. Petitioners took a voluntary dismissal as to the mother. Petitioners appealed the trial court’s decision as to the father. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.