TONI SEXTON v. OSCAR DENNIS HERNANDEZ JR

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District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District.

TONI L. SEXTON, Appellant, v. OSCAR DENNIS HERNANDEZ, JR., Appellee.

Case No. 2D16-1275

Decided: March 24, 2017

Rory B. Weiner of Rory B. Weiner P.A., Brandon, for Appellant. Dennis Hernandez and Luis Figueroa of Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A., Tampa, for Appellee.

Toni Sexton's appeal from the order granting Oscar Hernandez, Jr.'s expedited motion requesting equal timesharing of the parties' children during their 2016 spring break is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

Mr. Hernandez's motion required the trial court to interpret the 2013 Final Parenting Plan as the result of a change in the children's school and school calendar. On February 11, 2016, following a hearing, the court entered an order clarifying the Parenting Plan with respect to the parties' timesharing arrangement for spring break 2016. The court's ruling was limited to the period of March 11 through March 18, 2016, and the court ordered the parties to mediate the terms of the Parenting Plan to eliminate future issues.

Ms. Sexton filed a motion for rehearing, which was denied, and she ultimately filed her notice of appeal on March 22, 2016.

The court's February 11, 2016, order is an appealable nonfinal order determining the rights of a party regarding timesharing under a parenting plan. See Fla. R. App. P. 9.130(a)(3)(C)(iii)(b). However, we lack jurisdiction to review the order because Ms. Sexton's motion for rehearing did not toll rendition of the order and her notice of appeal was untimely filed. See Fla. R. App. P. 9.020(i); 9.130(b); Bodkin v. Sweeney, 805 So. 2d 847, 847 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001).

Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed.

BLACK, Judge.

KELLY and CRENSHAW, JJ., Concur.

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