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Filed on
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
SUMMARY: Affirming the juvenile court’s termination of parental rights, the Court held that the multiple rib fractures and two subdural hematomas of differing ages in the infant child which all would have required a significant amount of force to occur supported the factor required for 43-292(2)...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
SUMMARY: Because the court did not place the children in the father’s sister’s home as recommended by DHHS, proper appeal of the placement order is to the juvenile review panel and because no request for review was made the appellate court therefore lacks jurisdiction. Extensive criminal history,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, January 18, 2008
SUMMARY: In termination of parental rights cases involving NICWA, the “serious emotional and physical damage” element is the only element that has the higher burden of “beyond a reasonable doubt” as required by statute; all other elements, including active efforts and the best interests standard,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 21, 2007
SUMMARY: Pursuant to N.R.S. 43-292.02, when deciding whether to terminate parental rights, a court should not consider than an adoptive family has been identified. The children, Vincent R., Destiny A. and Antonio A., were removed from the mother’s custody based on positive drug tests at birth of...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
SUMMARY: When a motion to transfer to juvenile court is filed, subsequent hearings cannot be held absent a finding of good cause. A 3(a) petition was filed alleging that the child was a member of an Indian tribe and that parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.R.S. 43-292(2) and (4). One...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
SUMMARY: An order restricting the father’s visitation schedule (from several times per week to every month to every other month) significantly impacted his parental right and was thus a final, appealable order. With his incarceration, length of travel to visit and limitation on positive interaction...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 19, 2007
SUMMARY: The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeals decision upholding termination of a mother’s rights even though the medical condition that had prompted the initial adjudication had resolved. The Court stated that the fact a child has been in out of home placement for 15 of the...Read more
Filed on
Monday, July 3, 2006
SUMMARY: The sole testimony of two caseworkers with limited firsthand knowledge of the mother’s progress did not sufficiently establish that termination was in the children’s best interests, such as evidence that adoption was a possibility or of the needs or interests of the children. On April 22,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
SUMMARY: The argument that “voluntary relinquishment…is the opportunity to protect parental rights of afterborn children” is incompatible with the purpose and objectives of protecting children and ensuring the rights of all juveniles to care and protection contained within the Nebraska Juvenile...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
SUMMARY: The argument that “voluntary relinquishment…is the opportunity to protect parental rights of afterborn children” is incompatible with the purpose and objectives of protecting children and ensuring the rights of all juveniles to care and protection contained within the Nebraska Juvenile...Read more

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