v.State

District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.Aug 29, 2017
224 So. 3d 926 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2017)

CASE NO. 1D17-2349.

08-29-2017

J.F.S. III, Father of S.C., G.C., V.S., Minor Children, Appellant, v. STATE of Florida, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, Appellee.

J.F.S.III, Father of S.C., G.C., V.S., Minor Children, pro se, Appellant. Rebecca Kapusta, General Counsel, Florida Department of Children and Families, Tallahassee; Sarah J. Rumph, Appellate Counsel, Children's Legal Services, Tallahassee, and Kelly A. Swartz and Sara Elizabeth Goldfarb, Appellate Counsels, Guardian ad Litem Program, Sanford, for Appellee.


J.F.S.III, Father of S.C., G.C., V.S., Minor Children, pro se, Appellant.Rebecca Kapusta, General Counsel, Florida Department of Children and Families, Tallahassee; Sarah J. Rumph, Appellate Counsel, Children's Legal Services, Tallahassee, and Kelly A. Swartz and Sara Elizabeth Goldfarb, Appellate Counsels, Guardian ad Litem Program, Sanford, for Appellee.

Upon consideration of appellant's response to the Court's order of June 23, 2017, the Court has determined that its jurisdiction to review the Final Judgment of Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights, rendered on May 12, 2016, was not invoked in a timely fashion. Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The dismissal is without prejudice to the appellant's right to seek relief in the trial court. In the Interest of E.H., 609 So.2d 1289 (Fla. 1992).

LEWIS, RAY, and JAY, JJ., CONCUR.