Adjudicate Child Dependent In Florida
In A.G. v. Department of Children and Family Services, 707 So. 2d 972 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998), we concluded that an order adjudicating children dependent was a final order which had to be appealed when it was entered.
The Florida Supreme Court, after considering conflicting decisions, disagreed with us and held that an order adjudicating dependency can be appealed either at the time it is entered, or by appeal from a subsequent final disposition order. A.G. v. Department of Children and Family Services, 731 So. 2d 1260 (Fla. 1999).