IN RE AUTUMN L. ET AL.

IN RE AUTUMN L. ET AL.
M2018-01184-COA-R3-PT

This is a termination of parental rights case involving two minor children. Appellants, who have custody of the children, appeal the trial court’s denial of their petition to terminate Mother/Appellee’s parental rights. The trial court found that Appellants met their burden to show the grounds of persistence of the conditions that led to the children’s removal from Appellee’s custody and abandonment by wanton disregard by an incarcerated parent. However, the trial court found that termination of Appellee’s parental rights was not in the children’s best interests. We affirm the trial court’s findings as to the grounds for termination but reverse its finding as to best interests. We remand the case for entry of an order terminating Appellee’s parental rights to the children.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Kenny Armstrong
Originating Judge: 
Judge Michael Binkley
Date Filed: 
Friday, February 8, 2019