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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 22, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Constance Andrielle Wooden Alexander, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Clarence D.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slattery III, Attorney General and Reporter and Ellison M. Berryhill, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal involves the termination of a father’s parental rights to his daughter. The trial court terminated the father’s parental rights upon finding by clear and convincing evidence that several grounds for termination were proven and that termination was in the best interest of the child. We conclude that the record contains insufficient evidence to support the trial court’s findings as to grounds for termination. We accordingly reverse and remand for further proceedings.