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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 8, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rachel Fisher, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellant, Marquita P.

Attorneys 2:

Matthew C. Rogers, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellee, Randall P., and Jamie P.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This is the second appeal of this case. In the first appeal, this Court vacated the judgment and remanded to the trial court only for a determination of whether mother’s failure to visit the child was willful. On remand, the trial court found that mother’s failure to visit the child was willful. We affirm the trial court’s conclusion that clear and convincing evidence established the ground of willful failure to visit by an incarcerated parent. We also affirm the trial court’s determination that termination is in the child’s best interest. Consequently, we affirm the termination of Mother’s parental rights.