SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
June 8, 2012
IN THE MATTER OF VIOLETTE K.
STEUBEN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, PETITIONER-RESPONDENT; AND SHEILA E.K., RESPONDENT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from an order of the Family Court, Steuben County (Joseph W. Latham, J.), entered July 27, 2011 in a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 10.
Matter of Matter of Violette K. (Sheila E.K.)
Decided on June 8, 2012
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
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PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, FAHEY, LINDLEY, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.
The order, among other things, placed the subject child in the custody of petitioner.
It is hereby ORDERED that said appeal is unanimously dismissed without costs.
Memorandum: In this proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 10, respondent mother appeals from an order, entered upon her consent without admission, in which Family Court, inter alia, placed the subject child in petitioner's custody upon a finding that the mother neglected the child. The appeal must be dismissed. A party may not appeal from an order entered upon that party's consent (see Matter of Selena O., 84 AD3d 1648; Matter of Bambi C., 238 AD2d 942, 942-943, lv denied 90 NY2d 805). Moreover, because the mother never moved to withdraw her consent to the entry of an order of fact-finding of neglect without admission, her contention that her consent was not knowing, voluntary and intelligent is also not properly before us (see Matter of Julia R., 52 AD3d 1310, 1311, lv denied 11 NY3d 709; cf. Matter of Gabriella R., 68 AD3d 1487, 1487, lv dismissed 14 NY3d 812).
We reject the mother's further contention that her attorney was ineffective in failing to move to withdraw her consent to the entry of the neglect order. The mother "neither alleged nor demonstrated that [she] was actually prejudiced by any of counsel's shortcomings. [Her] contention that counsel was ineffective is impermissibly based on speculation' " (Matter of Michael C., 82 AD3d 1651, 1652, lv denied 17 NY3d 704).
Entered: June 8, 2012 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court
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