Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act

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
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, January 14, 2014
SUMMARY: Juvenile court abused its discretion in denying a motion to transfer to tribal court in a termination of parental rights proceeding where the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act applied because the termination proceeding is separate from the foster care placement proceedings for the “late...Read more
Filed on
Friday, November 8, 2013
SUMMARY: Denial of motion to transfer to tribal court was proper when the mother waited over a year to move to transfer and an 11-year-old child objected to the transfer. The State of Nebraska filed a petition on June 21, 2011 alleging Susan and John placed Susan’s four children, Justin (DOB 11/24/...Read more
 
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