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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 9, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David M. Jones, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Holly R.

Attorneys 2:

Deana C. Hood, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellees, Lynn G., William G., and John J.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children on the grounds of abandonment by failure to support and persistence of conditions. Upon our review, we conclude that the record contains clear and convincing evidence that the conditions which led to the children’s removal from Mother’s home persisted and that termination of her rights is in the children’s best interest; however, the evidence of abandonment by failure to support is not clear and convincing. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment in part and affirm the termination of her rights.