A.C. v. Department of Children and Family Services and Guardian ad Litem Program,136 So.3d 720 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)

The Second District Court of Appeal (Second DCA) reversed the trial court’s order placing the father’s three children in permanent guardianship. Although the trial court’s decision to place the children in a permanent guardianship was supported by competent, substantial evidence, the trial court’s order failed to contain or reference the findings required by § 39.6221(2)(a),Fla. Stat. (2013). The Second DCA stated that the “trial court’s reference to “the circumstances from which the court previously based its findings that the children are dependent” is insufficient…”

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