IN RE: ANDREA E. RAFFERTY

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

IN RE: ANDREA E. RAFFERTY, PETITIONER–RESPONDENT, v. MICHAEL J. RAFFERTY, RESPONDENT–APPELLANT.

CAF 14–00693

Decided: June 19, 2015

PRESENT:  CENTRA, J.P., PERADOTTO, LINDLEY, VALENTINO, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ. JOHN J. RASPANTE, UTICA, FOR RESPONDENT–APPELLANT. LAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. BENEDICT, ROME (TIMOTHY A. BENEDICT OF COUNSEL), FOR PETITIONER–RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

It is hereby ORDERED that said appeal is unanimously dismissed without costs.

Memorandum:  Respondent father appeals from an order committing him to jail for six months based on a finding of the Support Magistrate that he willfully violated a prior child support order.   Respondent contends that the Support Magistrate erred in finding that his admitted failure to pay child support was willful, inasmuch as he demonstrated at the violation hearing that he was unable to pay the amount due.   Because respondent has appealed only from the order of commitment, and not from the order finding that he willfully violated the child support order, the appeal must be dismissed (see Matter of McDowell v. Domenech, 31 AD3d 554, 555;  Matter of St. Lawrence County Dept. of Social Servs. v Pratt, 24 AD3d 1050, 1050, lv denied 6 NY3d 713;  Matter of Dauria v. Dauria, 286 A.D.2d 879, 880).

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court