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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SUMMARY: The court did not abuse its discretion in denying the father appointment of a guardian ad litem. Termination was in the child’s best interest because the father failed to consistently attend visits, submit to UAs, attend therapy or take prescribed medications. A 3a petition was filed on...Read more
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father failed to engage in services to address his domestic violence history and serious alcohol abuse. A 3a petition as to James, DOB 12/05, was amended in December 2008 alleging the father, Donald, had a history of confrontation with...Read more
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
SUMMARY: The rights advisement to a parent only needs to be given prior to the adjudication or plea, but it is good practice to advise a parent at the earliest possible time. Continued custody was proper where the mother continued to have issues with mental health, housing, domestic violence and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, June 15, 2012
SUMMARY: A judge’s prior minimal involvement as a deputy county attorney in the criminal case of an individual peripheral to the case, of which she had no recollection, was not sufficient to warrant recusal. “Out-of-home placement” under statutory grounds for termination of parental rights includes...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where over four years the parents did not maintain consistency in any area of their lives, were not able to become adequate parents and consistently refused to cooperate with parties. Taylor S., DOB 5/04, and Maddison S., DOB 4/05, were removed...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father, over 30 months of the children being in foster care, failed to make significant progress in maintaining income and housing, could not manage the children’s special needs, did not consistently attend therapy. Jeffrey S., DOB 1/06,...Read more
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination was proper where the parents were unable over the course of several years to properly parent the children, who were exhibiting severe behaviors and had high needs. The children’s statements made to the therapist and caseworker were properly admitted in satisfaction of due...Read more
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had been incarcerated for a full term of almost 50 years and had failed to contact or provide for the child. Jaylyn, DOB 10/08, was removed from the mother’s home in October 23, 2009. The mother’s parental rights were eventually...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
SUMMARY: The children’s perceptions of permanency in distinguishing adoption and guardianship do not affect the determination of whether termination is in the children’s best interests. Termination of parental rights was proper because the mother was not capable of putting herself in a position to...Read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the parents had an extensive drug history, involvement in Satanic worship, chronic unemployment and lack of housing, inability to progress past supervised visitation, and inability to understand the baby’s high level medical needs. N.R.S. 43-...Read more

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