Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on: Friday, April 23, 2021
Summary: A petition was filed in the separate juvenile court of Douglas County, Nebraska, alleging Victor L. had been habitually truant from school and fell within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(b) (Reissue 2016). Victor moved to dismiss the petition, alleging he was not competent to be...Read more
Filed on: Friday, March 26, 2021
Summary: This case is an appeal out of the Dixon County Court and is reversed and remanded for further proceedings. Kelly H. and Maria V. were married in California in 2008 and moved to Nebraska after their marriage. In 2017 Maria’s sister had a baby, Yasmin S., out of wedlock. Yasmin’s mother...Read more
Filed on: Friday, February 12, 2021
Summary: The separate juvenile court of Lancaster County adjudicated Prince R. as a child who lacked proper parental care by reason of the fault or habits of his parents, Mohamed K. and Abak R. The juvenile court concluded that the parents failed to ensure that Prince received necessary medical...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Summary: The State appeals the juvenile court’s order denying the motion to transfer proceedings from the juvenile court to the district court based on the court’s interpretation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-246.01(2) (Reissue 2016), concluding that only the juvenile court had jurisdiction over a...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Summary: This is an appeal from the Scotts Bluff County Court sitting as a juvenile court. Gabriel P. appeals the lower court’s finding that he committed the offenses of minor in possession of alcohol and first degree sexual assault. Court of Appeals affirmed the decision. A petition was filed...Read more
Filed on: Friday, November 20, 2020
Summary: Seth appeals the juvenile court’s order of restitution. Supreme Court affirms. Seth was in a physical altercation with another person after a road rage incident. After both vehicles came to a stop Seth left his vehicle and punched the other driver 4-5 times. At that point the other driver...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Summary: Kwamayne J. appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to his daughter, Ky ‘Ari J., the Court of Appeals affirms the juvenile court decision. Kwamayne J. and Ashley T. are the parents of Ky’Ari (born 2016), Ashly has two other children namely Brooklyn (born 2011) and...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Summary: William E. appeals the transfer order of the county court for Adams County, sitting as a juvenile court, to county court. The Court of Appeals reversed the juvenile’s court’s order and remanded the case back to the juvenile court for further proceedings. On April 1, 2019 the State filed a...Read more
Filed on: Friday, October 23, 2020
Summary: Madison C., the mother, appealed the order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County terminating her parental rights to her children, Leyton and Landyn. The Court of Appeals found the State did not prove that terminating Madison’s rights was in the best interests of the children...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Summary: Amie B. appeals from an order of the juvenile court in an ongoing juvenile case that, in part, removed eight children from her home and also granted sibling visitation between three other children. In addition, she challenges the continuation of a placement hearing following an emergency...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Summary: This is an appeal from the biological maternal grandmother regarding her intervenor status, the appeals court found she lacked standing to appeal the separate juvenile court’s order and dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Shearetta, the biological maternal grandmother, who had...Read more
Filed on: Friday, June 12, 2020
Summary: Abigail G. is the biological mother of Vladimir G. In February 2018, Abigail took Vladimir to the hospital because she was concerned that her boyfriend, Thomas Boyd, may have sexually abused Vladimir. At this time, Abigail told medical and law enforcement staff that she would no longer...Read more
Filed on: Friday, June 5, 2020
Summary: This case relies on judicial interpretation of the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act (YABI). YABI created the Bridge to Independence program (B21), an extended-foster care program available to young adults who are at least 19 years old, who were adjudicated to be a juvenile under Neb...Read more
Filed on: Friday, June 5, 2020
Summary: Rashell K. and Ryan G. are the biological parents of Ryley G. In November 2018, Rashell sought to modify a 2016 court order and formal parenting plan awarding Rashell legal and physical custody of Ryley, subject to Ryan’s parenting time. She had remarried and had a newborn child with her...Read more
Filed on: Friday, June 5, 2020
Summary: This case relies on judicial interpretation of the Young Adult Bridge to Independence Act (YABI). YABI created the Bridge to Independence program (B21), an extended-foster care program available to young adults who are at least 19 years old, who were adjudicated to be a juvenile under Neb...Read more

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