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Filed on
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Summary: The father, Michael G., appealed the termination of his parental rights under 43-292(2) & (7), arguing that there was insufficient evidence and that the court erred in finding that the formal rules of evidence did not apply. The Court of Appeals found that case law is clear that formal...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the Otoe County order terminating the parental rights of Brett H. over his four children. The father argued that the court erred in terminating his rights because the evidence was insufficient, there was a due process violation and the judge erred in denying...Read more
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
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
Friday, October 10, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence that the mother had six children previously removed from her care and had not addressed the issue that put her children at risk was sufficient to support terminating her parental rights to her seventh child. After Nemiah (DOB 12/2013) tested positive for methamphetamines and...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was in the child’s best interests where the parents had failed to maintain a relationship with the child or ever inquire into the child’s well-being. Tristan (DOB 6/21/2012) tested positive for Methadone and exhibited withdrawal symptoms shortly following his...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 3, 2014
SUMMARY : A father was not denied due process when the judge denied father’s motion to transport from prison to the termination hearing, but did allow counsel to be present and the father to participate via video conferencing. In addition, termination of parental rights was in the child’s best...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was supported by evidence that the six children had been in an out-of-home placement for over three years and the parents showed no permanent improvement in their parenting skills despite being offered numerous services. In February 2010, Natasha (DOB 5/2000...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights was in the children’s best interests where the father did not successfully address his substance abuse and made no progress toward reunification. On October 27, 2010, The State filed a petition as to Angel (DOB 1/2003) following reports of domestic...Read more

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