IN RE: JAMES V., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 31, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua Vernon Hoeppner, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Virginia V.G.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, Alexanders S. Rieger, Assistnat Attorney General and Martha A. Campbell, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal involves the termination of a mother’s parental rights to her two sons. The trial court found by clear and convincing evidence that four grounds for termination were proven and that it was in the best interest of the children to terminate parental rights. Mother appeals but only challenges the best interest determination. We have also reviewed the evidence regarding each ground for termination. We vacate the trial court’s finding regarding one ground for termination but otherwise affirm the trial court’s order and affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.