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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 25, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph M. Viglione, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Allen T., Jr.

Attorneys 2:

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

Sherry Mahar, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Father appeals the termination of his parental rights on the grounds of abandonment by willful failure to visit, contending that he was not properly notified of the hearing to terminate his rights and was denied his right to counsel. Upon review of the record, we vacate the judgment and remand for further proceedings.