IN RE ETHAN W., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 31, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Amy Long Schisler, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kimberly W.

Attorneys 2:

Richard Boehms, Hohenwald, Tennessee, for the appellant, Billy W., Jr.

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Michael C. Polovich, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): DINKINS

The Department of Children Services initiated a proceeding to declare the three minor children of Mother and Father dependent and neglected following the discovery of a sexual relationship between two of the children. The Juvenile Court adjudicated the children dependent and neglected, as did the circuit court in a de novo hearing on appeal. Upon our review, we conclude the record contains clear and convincing evidence that the children were dependent and neglected; accordingly, we affirm the judgment.