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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Evan Williams, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, M.G.H.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, and M. Cameron Himes, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

Judge(s): SUSANO

The Department of Children's Services filed a petition in July 2015 to terminate the parental rights of M.G.H. (Father) with respect to his child, M.E.T. (the child). The trial court found clear and convincing evidence of grounds supporting termination for Father due to abandonment by an incarcerated parent and persistence of conditions. The court also found, by the same standard of proof, that termination is in the best interest of the child. Father appeals. We affirm the trial court's holding as modified.