Termination of Parental Rights Affirmed.
In re Kyla P. (Tenn. Court of Appeals, 2014)
I represented the Grandparents in a Termination of Parental rights case and prevailed in the trial court. The father appealed. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision finding it was not in the child's best interest to disrupt a stable home life with the only caretakers and parents the child had ever known, the grandparents. Plus the father, before he was incarcerated, did not prove to be consistent with his visits or provide more than token support, and thus there was ample support for the trial court's conclusion that it was in the child's best interest to have the father's rights terminated.
Modification of the Permanent Parenting Plan Upheld.
Steakin v. Steakin (Tenn. Court of Appeals, 2018)
I represented the mother in a modification of the parites' permanent parenting plan and prevailed in the trial court. The father appealed. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's decision finding no error. Mother was awarded all of her attorney's fees incurred on appeal.