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Filed on
Friday, November 14, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts standard in ICWA and NICWA applies at any point in an involuntary juvenile proceeding involving an Indian child at which a party is required to demonstrate its efforts to reunify or prevent the breakup of the family. In May 2013, David H.’s three minor children were...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Summary: In an opinion written by Judge Irwin, the Court of Appeals affirmed the Scottsbluff County Juvenile Court decision, which terminated the parental rights of Nathaniel V. over his son Eyllan J. The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act (NICWA) applied to the case and at issue was whether: the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Summary: In an opinion written by Judge Irwin, the Court of Appeals affirmed the Scottsbluff County Juvenile Court decision, which terminated the parental rights of Nathaniel V. over his son Eyllan J. The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act (NICWA) applied to the case and at issue was whether: the...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights under the Nebraska Child Welfare Act was proper when active efforts had been undertaken, future efforts would be futile, and placement with the father would likely result in emotional and physical harm. In addition, the father was incarcerated,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
SUMMARY: A modification of text was made in the opinion of In re Interest of Emma, 18 Neb. App. 389, 782 N.W.2d 330 (2010), namely that a September 30, 2009, where active efforts findings were improperly made was a continuation of a previous order and therefore not final and appealable. On a motion...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
SUMMARY: In an ICWA case, active efforts should include direct guidance rather than passive referrals. The active efforts need only be culturally relevant if the conditions that led to out-of-home placement have some cultural basis. Evidence that termination is in the children’s best interests does...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
SUMMARY: In cases where invalidation of previous court orders is sought due to a violation of the ICWA notice provision to the tribe, “it would be unreasonable to impose a time limitation of the § 1914 procedure upon the party claiming lack of notice.” However, this case did not involve a lack of...Read more
 
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