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abandonment

Filed on
Friday, October 24, 2014
Summary: The Nebraska Supreme Court reversed 22 Neb. App. 70 and upheld Colfax County Court’s original decision terminating the father’s rights based on abandonment. The Court of Appeals had reversed the original decision regarding abandonment citing uncertainty regarding paternity and also a lack...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 18, 2014
SUMMARY: There was no plain error in the juvenile court finding there was not clear and convincing evidence to terminate the mother’s parental rights because there was insufficient evidence of best interests especially given that one child is living with her father and another is in a relative...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
SUMMARY: There was not clear and convincing evidence that the father knew or believed he was the child’s father so there was insufficient evidence to prove abandonment and, in any event, his incarceration was a circumstance beyond his control that would also preclude a finding of abandonment...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 14, 2012
SUMMARY: The court did not err in finding a youth not eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) based on abandonment by “one or both parents” because reunification with his mother was feasible. Erick M. was committed to OJS (Office of Juvenile Services) in December 2010 due to two...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, May 3, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had been incarcerated for a full term of almost 50 years and had failed to contact or provide for the child. Jaylyn, DOB 10/08, was removed from the mother’s home in October 23, 2009. The mother’s parental rights were eventually...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 23, 2010
SUMMARY: An adjudication and permanency plan must be established before the juvenile court can accept a voluntary relinquishment from the parent. Cornelius, DOB 5/93, was adopted by Laura in 2003. Laura moved and left Cornelius with a relative in August 2008, and on August 19, 2009, a petition was...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, December 31, 2009
SUMMARY: A difference in physical appearance between the parent and child or a suspicion based on infidelity are not just causes for abandonment of a child born in wedlock. Chance, DOB 4/17/06, was removed from the mother’s care in June 2007. On February 6, 2002, the mother, Miranda, married Andrew...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights on the ground of abandonment and substantial neglect through incarceration was improper because there was no concrete evidence that established the length of incarceration and that the mother abandoned the child. To have records from a prior proceeding...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
SUMMARY: The father did not abandon the child for purposes of 43-292 as he reasonably believed at birth that he was not the biological father of the child, had no contact with the mother or DHHS until the termination petition was filed, and made efforts to become involved once finding out he was...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SUMMARY: The father’s testimony as to his paternity of the child was sufficient to establish paternity. Reasonable efforts were not required to be proven in the termination of parental rights as the bases for termination were 43-292(1) and (7). Laquisha, DOB 3/17/97, is the child of Timothy. On...Read more

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