IN RE STEEVIE A. - Articles

All Content


Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Milam, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Steven A.

Attorneys 2:

Sara E. Barnett and Charles H. Barnett, III, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellees, Michael S., Latisha S., Derek Y., and Tiffany Y.

John Andrew Anderson, Jackson, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

The trial court terminated Father’s parental rights on grounds of: (1) abandonment by willful failure to visit; (2) abandonment by willful failure to support; (3) abandonment by failure to establish a suitable home; and (4) persistence of conditions. We reverse the grounds of abandonment by failure to establish a suitable home and persistence of conditions. In all other respects, we affirm the judgment of the trial court, including the termination of Father’s parental rights.