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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 13, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Dallard Estep, III, Tazewell, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shawn H.

Attorneys 2:

Jordan Chandler Long, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher F. K., III.

Mary Catherine O’Donnell, Blaine, Tennessee, for the appellant, Areia Y. K.

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Alexander S. Rieger, Deputy Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): BENNETT

The Department of Children’s Services filed this petition to terminate the parental rights of the mother and two fathers of four children on various grounds. We affirm the termination of the parental rights of all three parents on multiple grounds, but reverse as to some of the grounds found by the trial court. We agree with the trial court’s decision that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the children.