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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 26, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher R. Stanford, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellants, Anthony O. and Bethany O.

Attorneys 2:

Stacy L. Lynch, Tullahoma, Tennessee, for the appellee, Katheryn O.

Thompson G. Kirkpatrick, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellee, John S.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

In this parental termination case, maternal Grandparents sought termination of both Mother’s and Father’s rights on the grounds of: (1) abandonment by willful failure to support and (2) abandonment by willful failure to visit. The trial court found no grounds for termination as to Mother and only one ground—failure to support—as to Father. The trial court however found that it was not in the child’s best interest to terminate Father’s rights. We affirm the trial court’s judgment in all respects.