In re Interest of Isabel P. (15)

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In re Interest of Isabel P. (15)

Case Number
S-15-0487
Call Date
January 6, 2016
Court Number
Madison
Case Summary

S-15-0487 In re Interest of Isabel P. et al.

Madison County, Judge Ross Stoffer

Attorneys: Gail E. Collins (County Attorney's Office) (Appellant) --- Bradley C. Easland (Morland Easland & Lohrberg PC) (GAL for minor children) (Appellee/Cross-Appellant) --- Kathleen Koenig Rockey (Copple Rockey McKeever & Schlecht PCLLO) (for natural father, Charles J.)

Civil: Denial of termination of parental rights; jurisdiction

Proceedings below: The court denied the State's motion to terminate parental rights of Charles J. finding that Charles J. was not appointed counsel in 2012.

Issues: The juvenile court erred in finding that it could not proceed on the termination of parental rights as the court did not appoint counsel at the pre-adjudication phase even though the father had court appointed counsel when the Petition to the termination of parental rights was filed and at hearings thereafter and failed to consider the grounds listed under Neb. Rev. Stat. '43-292 (l), (2), (3) and best interests.