In an appeal from an order terminating a mother's parental rights to her three children, the appellee challenged the best interest finding. The court of appeal, applying the clear and convincing evidence standard found that the mother's continued course of bad conduct, i.e., leaving her children with her mother or boyfriends for extended periods of time while she partied in Juarez and dating physically abusive men, combined with her violation of the conditions of the children's return, was factually and legally sufficient to support a finding that termination was in the children's best interest. The trial court's judgment is affirmed.
C.B. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Service
Tex. App. Dist. 8
July 1, 2013