Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on
Friday, November 18, 2016
SUMMARY: The adoptive parents of Nettie F.’s sibling filed a complaint to intervene on the sibling’s behalf in order to seek guardianship over Nettie as the child’s pre-adoptive placement and facilitate a joint-sibling placement. This was originally permitted by the lower court but vacated by that...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 28, 2016
SUMMARY: The State appealed an order from the Juvenile Court of Douglas County where the Judge dismissed allegations in the petition with prejudice. The State contends they should have been dismissed without prejudice. In August 2015, the State filed an amended petition to seek adjudication for...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
SUMMARY: Robert S. appeals from the order of the separate juvenile court for Douglas County which terminated his parental rights to his four minor children. Robert asserts that the lower court terminated his parental rights erroneously and that termination is not in the children’s best interests...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
SUMMARY: Denesia W. appeals the order of the county court for Kearney County which terminated her parental rights to five minor children (Jaina W., Trystan W., Sebastyen R., Selena R., and Evelynn R.) which she is the biological mother. Denesia asserts the court’s decision is contrary to the law...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 16, 2016
SUMMARY: The lower juvenile court terminated a mother’s parental rights to her child. The Court of Appeals reversed due to the State having failed to prove termination was in the child’s best interests. The Nebraska Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals and remands the cause with direction...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
SUMMARY: Diana S. appeals from an order of the separate juvenile court of Douglas County granting an objection to a proposed change of placement for her daughter, Julia D., and striking permanency objectives of reunification and ordering that no further reasonable efforts for reunification be...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
SUMMARY: Melissa M. appeals and Izrael C. cross-appeals from an order of the Scotts Bluff County Court, sitting in its capacity as a juvenile court, terminating Melissa’s parental rights to three of her children (Cristalyla C., Nathaniel M., and Angel M.) and Izrael’s parental rights to the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
SUMMARY: Angela D. appeals from the decision of the Hall County Court, sitting as a juvenile court, terminating her parental rights to her minor children, Alyssa D., Addison D., Aidan D., and Abigail D., pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-292(4) (Cum. Supp. 2014). Specifically, Angela submits that...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
SUMMARY: Walter P., Jr. (Walter II) appeals that order of the separate juvenile court for Douglas County, in which the court found the minor children were within the meaning of § 43-247(3)(a), by reason of the faults or habits of their father. The Court of Appeals affirms the order of the county...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
SUMMARY: Brandon R., Sr., appeals the termination of his parental rights ordered by the Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County. He asserts that the Court erred in finding that termination of his parental rights was in the children’s best interests. The Court of Appeals affirms. On January 15,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SUMMARY: Anthony S. appeals from an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. The Court of Appeals reverses and vacates the Juvenile Court’s order granting temporary custody of his child, Eveahla S., to DHHS because of failure to comply with the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act (...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SUMMARY: Corwyn D. appeals the order of an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County finding that his children, Sebastian D. and Lillian-Jo D. were within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a). The Court of Appeals affirms the decision of the Juvenile Court. On September 26,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 18, 2016
SUMMARY: The State appeals an order of the County Court for Madison County to not terminate Charles J.'s parental rights to his son, K.J. because it had not provided counsel for Charles in the proceedings leading up to the adjudication of K.J. The Supreme Court reverses and remands with directions...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 18, 2016
SUMMARY: Jackson E.’s former foster parents attempt to appeal an order of the County Court of Holt County declining to grant them a new trial on Jackson’s placement changing. Because they do not have standing, the appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Jackson came to the Court’s attention...Read more
Filed on
Monday, February 29, 2016
SUMMARY: DeKarlos H. appeals from two separate orders of the Lancaster Juvenile Court. In A-15-247 the Court ordered DeKarlos to attend domestic violence batterers’ intervention course and a victims’ impact group prior to becoming a viable placement for his daughter, DeKandyce. In A-16-694, the...Read more

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