In re N.L., 210 So. 3d 1288 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2016)

Father appealed an order adjudicating his child dependent. The Second District Court of Appeal reversed.

The trial court found the child to be dependent as to Father solely based on Father’s failure to comply with a case plan for older children previously found dependent. No evidence was presented that the child was at “substantial risk of imminent abuse,abandonment or neglect” by Father pursuant to Florida Statute § 39.01(15)(f). Failure to comply with a case plan for other children alone was not sufficient to find a child dependent.

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