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Case Number: 12-22-00003-CV
Judge: Greg Neeley
Court: Texas Twelfth Court of Texas Court of Appeals on appeal from the 123rd District Court (Shelby County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Lynda K. Russell and AmieSerrano
Defendant's Attorney: Kim Ryan
Description: Center, Texas family law lawyer represented the father appealing the termination of his parental rights.
C.M. is the father of B.N.M., and C.S. is the mother of B.N.M.2 On December 10, 2020,
the Department of Family and Protective Services (the Department) filed an original petition for
protection of B.N.M., for conservatorship, and for termination of C.M.’s and C.S.’s parental
rights. The Department was appointed temporary managing conservator of the child, and the
parents were allowed limited access to and possession of B.N.M.
At the conclusion of a trial on the merits, the trial court found, by clear and convincing
evidence, that C.M. engaged in one or more of the acts or omissions necessary to support
termination of his parental rights under subsections (N) and (O) of Texas Family Code Section
161.001(b)(1). The trial court also found that termination of the parent-child relationship between C.M. and B.N.M. is in the child’s best interest. Based on these findings, the trial court
ordered the parent-child relationship between C.M. and B.N.M. be terminated. This appeal
Outcome: Having sustained C.M.’s third issue, we modify the trial court’s order to delete paragraph
7.2.1 regarding Section 161.001(b)(1)(D). Because we overruled C.M.’s first and fourth issues,
we affirm the judgment as modified