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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 13, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Lee Wheatley, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the appellant, David C.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and W. Derek Green, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Heidi M. Wegryn, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is an appeal by the appellant, David C., from an order terminating his parental rights to his minor child of the same name. The order terminating the appellant's parental rights was entered on April 29, 2016. The Notice of Appeal was not filed until June 1, 2016, more than thirty (30) days from the date of entry of the final order. The Attorney General, on behalf of the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children's Services, has filed a motion to dismiss this appeal based upon the untimely filing of the Notice of Appeal. Because the Notice of Appeal was not timely filed, we have no jurisdiction to consider this appeal and grant the motion to dismiss.