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Filed on
Thursday, July 3, 2014
SUMMARY: Because there was no evidence of coercion during the mother’s voluntary case with DHHS, due process requirements were not triggered prior to the filing of a petition. Due process protections after the filing of the petition were sufficient, and there was a prima facie case for N.R.S. 43-...Read more
Filed on
Friday, June 13, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother did not make notable progress in her case plan and continued to use methamphetamine daily. It was not a conflict of interest for the relative adoptive parent to work in the child support section of the county attorney office...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence stemming from a voluntary agreement between the parent and DHHS cannot be used against the parent in support of terminating parental rights. Kerri is the mother of Joseph, DOB 1/00, William, DOB 11/05, and Steven, DOB 12/06. Kerri was involved with DHHS and the juvenile court from...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother failed to comply with services and showed an unwillingness to engage. On October 31, 2011, the State filed a petition under N.R.S. 43-247(3)(a) as to Dakota, DOB 1/99, and Anthony, DOB 7/01, due to the mother’s use of controlled...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother did not show continued improvement over the two years the children were in foster care, the children thrived when they did not have contact with the mother, and the mother failed to take responsibility and instead blamed the...Read more
Filed on
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
Sunday, September 11, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights after child’s birth was proper where the mother had same functional impairments as she did when she lost the first of 3 prior children 4 years earlier. Bruce N., DOB 9/10, was removed at birth from the mother, Deaada, on the basis that 3 prior children born...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 23, 2010
SUMMARY: Where a child has been adjudicated pursuant to N.R.S. 43-247(3)(a) and a permanency objective of adoption has been established, a juvenile court has authority under the juvenile code to order DHHS to accept a tendered relinquishment of parental rights. Gabriela H., DOB 9/97, was left at an...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 23, 2010
SUMMARY: An adjudication and permanency plan must be established before the juvenile court can accept a voluntary relinquishment from the parent. Cornelius, DOB 5/93, was adopted by Laura in 2003. Laura moved and left Cornelius with a relative in August 2008, and on August 19, 2009, a petition was...Read more
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
SUMMARY: The court erred in denying a motion by the parent to withdraw a voluntary relinquishment without a hearing based on her claims of fraud and coercion, which if proven are proper bases for withdrawal. DHHS submitted a court report stating that the mother, Linda, had relinquished her parental...Read more

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