In re Interest of Darryn C.Annotate this Case
The State moved to terminate the parental rights of both parents to Darryn C. Sharon J., the paternal grandparent of Darryn, filed a motion for custody after the mother and father had relinquished their parental rights to Sharon. As for the proceedings on the State’s motion to terminate parental rights, those proceedings were continued, and the record did not reflect the court’s disposition of the motion. After a hearing, the juvenile court issued an order overruling Sharon’s motion for custody. Sharon appealed. The Supreme Court dismissed Sharon’s appeal for lack of jurisdiction, holding that the juvenile court’s order was not final and appealable because the court had not completely disposed of the custody issue, and Sharon may still gain custody.