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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 14, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Johnson Milam, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Makayla B.

Attorneys 2:

Lanis L. Karnes, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellees, James G. and Missy G.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

This is a termination of parental rights case. The trial court terminated Mother/Appellant’s parental rights on the grounds of: (1) abandonment by an incarcerated parent for willful failure to visit, willful failure to support, and wanton disregard; (2) failure to substantially comply with the requirements of the permanency plan; and (3) persistence of the conditions that led to the Child’s removal. The trial court also found, by clear and convincing evidence, that termination of Appellant’s parental rights is in the child’s best interest. Because the proof is not sufficient to establish that the child was removed from Appellant’s home, we reverse the ground of persistence of conditions. The trial court’s order is otherwise affirmed.