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reasonable efforts

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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
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Monday, November 10, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence that a father had not seen his daughter in over a year before the daughter’s removal from her home and concerns about the father’s fitness as a parent was sufficient to overcome the parental preference doctrine. The evidence also established that reasonable efforts, including...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, June 19, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was supported by evidence that the mother had had her parental rights terminated as to three other children and the mother failed to take responsibility for her action. In addition, the issue of the constitutionality of a court order relieving DHHS of its...Read more
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Monday, August 19, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported the mother’s termination of parental rights when there was testimony that the mother was given sufficient time to place herself in a position to parent and was either unable or unwilling to do so, even though there was some evidence that showed the mother had made...Read more
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Friday, January 6, 2012
SUMMARY: A juvenile court should exercise its authority to order DHHS to accept a relinquishment of the child when it is in the best interests of that child to do so and not the interests of a future born child. Elizabeth, DOB May 2009, was born prematurely and stayed 8 weeks in the hospital...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SUMMARY: If reasonable efforts have been made to reunify the child with a parent, placing the child out-of-state with another parent does not automatically create a situation not conducive to reunification; however; a concurrent goal of adoption should be changed to “change of custody” if placement...Read more
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper under Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-292(6) because the mother had been offered services including individual therapy, parenting time and case management but failed to correct the conditions to allow reunification. Americal, DOB 4/23/07, was removed from the...Read more
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Friday, November 13, 2009
SUMMARY: A parent’s past history of mental illness and ability to recover is relevant to the issues of whether the parent can be rehabilitated and whether termination is in the children’s best interests. As Neb. Rev. Stat. section 43-292(6) was not a ground alleged, the State does not need to show...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
SUMMARY: Termination was proper because the parents substantially and repeatedly neglected the children by failing to consistently visit for a substantial period of time and from refusing to comply with the case plan goals. The children, Yiech Y, DOB 10/94, Gach Y., DOB 6/96, Nyakueth Y., DOB 8/97...Read more
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SUMMARY: The father’s testimony as to his paternity of the child was sufficient to establish paternity. Reasonable efforts were not required to be proven in the termination of parental rights as the bases for termination were 43-292(1) and (7). Laquisha, DOB 3/17/97, is the child of Timothy. On...Read more

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