In re E.D., 2015 WL 9487592 (Fla. 2nd DCA)

Mother appealed termination of her parental rights. The Second District Court of Appeal (Second DCA) affirmed but was “compelled to write to remind the trial court about the strict time frames in cases involving the termination of parental rights.” The trial court did not issue its final judgment until eight months after the termination hearing. The Second DCA pointed out that such a delay was well beyond the sixty day time frame required by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215(f) and did not comply with the policy of expediting termination proceedings set forth by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215(g) and Florida Statute § 39.0136(1).

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