In The Interest of Y.T.L. and Y.J.L., Minors Appeal from 256th Judicial District Court of Dallas County (memorandum opinion)

Annotate this Case
Download PDF
DISMISS and Opinion Filed December 31, 2018 S In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01331-CV IN THE INTEREST OF Y.T.L. AND Y.J.L., CHILDREN On Appeal from the 256th Judicial District Court Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. DF-13-19785 MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Chief Justice Wright, Justice Evans, and Justice Brown Opinion by Chief Justice Wright This appeal, filed November 2, 2018, challenges the trial court’s October 27, 2015 order terminating parental rights and granting adoption. Because an appeal from a termination order must generally be filed within twenty days from the date of judgment, we directed appellants to file a letter brief addressing our jurisdiction over the appeal and gave appellees an opportunity to respond. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1(b), 28.4(a); Brashear v. Victoria Gardens of McKinney, L.L.C., 302 S.W.3d 542, 545 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, no pet.) (op. on reh’g) (timely filing of notice of appeal is jurisdictional). Although appellants complied, nothing in their letter brief demonstrates we have jurisdiction over the appeal. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a). 181331F.P05 /Carolyn Wright/ CAROLYN WRIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE S Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas JUDGMENT IN THE INTEREST OF Y.T.L. AND Y.J.L., CHILDREN On Appeal from the 256th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. DF-13-19785. Opinion delivered by Chief Justice Wright, Justices Evans and Brown participating. No. 05-18-01331-CV In accordance with this Court’s opinion of this date, we DISMISS the appeal. Judgment entered this 31st day of December, 2018. –2–