Case Plan Goals-Due process requires notice of proposed change to permanency goal and strict adherence to statutory requirements.

In Interest of T.C., — So.3d —- (2018) Mother sought certiorari review of the trial court’s order that placed two of her children in a permanent guardianship with their paternal grandparents and gave the father permanent custody of a third child. Mother argued that the trial court departed from the essential requirements of the law […]

Error for trail court to modify permanency as to father who was not present at the hearing

T.B. v. Department of Children and Families, — So.3d —- (2017) After the parents substantially complied with their case plans, the trial court reunified as to both parents and set a judicial review hearing for six months later as required by section 39.701(1)(b), Fla. Stat. (2016). Shortly after reunification, but before the hearing, the father […]