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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 19, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Daniel Barnes, Sparta, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mark C.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Rachel E. Buckley, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Judge(s): MCLARTY

This appeal involves the termination of a father's parental rights to his minor child. Following a bench trial, the trial court found that clear and convincing evidence existed to support the termination of his rights on the statutory grounds of abandonment for failure to visit and to support the child. The court further found that termination was in the best interest of the child. The father appeals. We affirm.