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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SUMMARY: The incarcerated father’s absence at the termination of parental rights trial denied him his due process rights because even though the court made initial efforts to notify him it took no official action after receiving a sheriff’s request for a writ and did not comment on the record as to...Read more
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Friday, February 17, 2012
SUMMARY: A single incident which included strangling causing hemorrhaging, damaging the child’s genitals and the existence of bruising is sufficient to be considered aggravated circumstances under N.R.S. 43-292(9), even though there was no permanent injury as a result. Termination of parental...Read more
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
SUMMARY: The appellant lost in loco parentis status after being incarcerated for almost two years, not providing financial assistance and having no contact other than through letters. Haley, DOB 5/03, was removed from the home of her then-believed aunt and uncle after her brother died from serious...Read more
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
SUMMARY: A preponderance of the evidence established that keeping the newborn with the mother in a prison nursery is contrary to the child’s welfare based on the mother’s past criminal and child welfare history. Kenyetta, DOB 3/11, was removed from the mother, Crystalynn, immediately after birth...Read more
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had little contact with the child, would be incarcerated past her age of majority, and has a history of drug use and law violations, and where the child had substantial health needs that the father cannot manage. LaKeiara J., born...Read more
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
SUMMARY: Admission of the caseworker’s court reports and the father’s letters satisfied requirements of procedural due process. Mia, DOB 4/07, was born testing positive for methamphetamine and removed from the mother’s home. The mother and father were married but the father was frequently...Read more
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had a frequent pattern of incarceration, did not properly care for older children and had a serious drug problem that hadn’t been adequately addressed. Two older siblings of Maurice Jr., DOB 7/09, were removed from the family home...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the children had been in foster care for a substantial period of time, where the father had been incarcerated off and on during that time and had only sporadically visited the children. Tyler W., DOB 5/07, and Landon W., DOB 10/08, were...Read more
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
SUMMARY: Incarceration, standing alone, cannot be grounds for termination of parental rights Leland, DOB 12/05, entered the child welfare court system in October 2008 after his mother was unable to care for her children due to a mental health issue. Leland’s father, Ronald, was incarcerated in May...Read more
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother did not make sufficient effort to work on her case plan and where the needs of the child required stability and permanency. Lokani, DOB 7/03, was removed from the mother, Veronica, on August 26, 2008, due to Veronica’s drug use...Read more

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