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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brian Z. Schott, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, J.R.S. (Mother).

Ian P. McCabe, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, J.R.S. (Father).

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Alexander S. Rieger, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This is a termination of parental rights case. The Department of Children’s Services filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of J.R.S. (Mother) and J.R.S. (Father) with respect to their child, D.R.S. (the Child). The trial court found clear and convincing evidence of four grounds supporting termination of the rights of each parent. The court also found, by the same standard of evidence, that termination is in the best interest of the Child. Mother and Father appeal. We affirm as modified.