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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 37 Juveniles

Chapter 1 Juvenile Courts and Proceedings

Part 1 General Provisions

37-1-147. Termination of parental rights.

(a) The juvenile court shall be authorized to terminate the rights of a parent or guardian to a child upon the grounds and pursuant to the procedures set forth in title 36, chapter 1, part 1.

(b) Upon entering an order to terminate parental or guardian rights to a child, the court shall award guardianship or partial guardianship of the child as provided in the relevant provisions of title 36, chapter 1, part 1.

(c) The effect of the court's order terminating parental or guardian rights shall be as provided in § 36-1-113.

Acts 1970, ch. 600, § 46; 1977, ch. 482, § 6; 1981, ch. 316, § 4; 1981, ch. 348, §§ 3, 4; 1983, ch. 435, §§ 4, 5; T.C.A., § 37-246; Acts 1985, ch. 478, § 31; 1991, ch. 126, § 1; 1995, ch. 532, § 13.

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