When does the ground of persistence of conditions apply to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
What is required to prove a risk of substantial harm to a child in Tennessee?
Can a parent’s incarceration support grounds of persistence of conditions to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
Can adoptive parents be forced to allow visitation with others in Tennessee?
Can a Tennessee court compel adoptive parents to allow the biological parents to contact the child?
What statutory deadlines exist in cases to terminate parental rights in Tennessee?
Does the missing witness rule apply to bench trials in Tennessee?
When does parental interference provide a defense to termination of parental rights in Tennessee?
Studies show open adoptions are largely beneficial. Children are less inclined to blame themselves, or to idolize their birthparents and demonize their adoptive parents. There is also the advantage of knowing family and medical histories.
What is a “willful” failure to visit that may result in the termination of parental rights in Tennessee?
When is the failure to visit one’s child not willful?
The legislature says a notice of appeal in a termination of parental rights case must be signed by the appellant. The Court of Appeals dismissed several such appeals solely because the notice of appeal was signed by the lawyer. Now the Tennessee Supreme Court weighs in.