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These are the most recent caselaw articles:

In re Interest of Addison F. et al.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Filed on March 13, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-782
SUMMARY: An order suspending visitation where a TPR trial was imminent, the allegations for termination pertained to issues other than lack of contact, and the mother had recently re-appeared after being out-of-contact for six months is not final and appealable. 
Brandy is the mother of four children, [...]

In re Interest of Kevin H. and Kaylee H.

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Filed on March 12, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-710
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father was unwilling to address his meth addiction even though given a reasonable amount of time. Termination based on allegations of substance abuse not part of the original adjudication was not improper because the court [...]

In re Interest of Autumn L. et al.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Filed on March 6, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-313
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper because the parents have made significant improvements as parents, have worked extremely hard to regain custody and have made progress toward the case goals. 
Autumn L., DOB 9/99, Nancy W., DOB 7/03, Amber W., DOB 8/04, and Charles W., DOB [...]

In re Interest of Davonest D. et al.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Filed on February 21, 2012
19 Neb. App. 543, ____ N.W.2d ____
SUMMARY: The incarcerated father’s absence at the termination of parental rights trial denied him his due process rights because even though the court made initial efforts to notify him it took no official action after receiving a sheriff’s request for a writ and did not [...]

In re Interest of Ryder J.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Filed on February 17, 2012
283 Neb. 318, ____ N.W.2d ____
SUMMARY: A single incident which included strangling causing hemorrhaging, damaging the child’s genitals and the existence of bruising is sufficient to be considered aggravated circumstances under N.R.S. 43-292(9), even though there was no permanent injury as a result. Termination of parental rights to a sibling [...]

In re Interest of Blessing S. and Phillip S., Jr.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Filed on February 8, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-634
SUMMARY: Because there was no evidence of domestic violence between the parents creating definite risk of harm to the children, dismissal of the 3a petition was proper. 
Blessing S., DOB 2/09, and Phillip S., Jr., DOB 2/10, are the children of Shardee and Phillip. On February [...]

In re Interest of Justice B.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Filed on January 31, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-417
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother minimally complied with the case plan, including her requesting reduction of visits to one time per week. 
Justice B., DOB 1/03, was removed from her mother’s home around November 13, 2008, after alleging her mother punched her [...]

In re Interest of Jasminiah S.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Filed on January 17, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-593
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was in the child’s best interests because the father made little effort to be involved in the case, to communicate with the caseworker or his attorney or to have a relationship with the child. 
Jasminiah S., DOB 4/05, was removed from the [...]

In re Interest of Jal C.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Filed on January 10, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-262
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother failed to make sufficient progress over 2 years in addressing her dependence and parenting issues, and the father failed to put himself in a position to parent due to his incarceration, lack of housing and failure [...]

In re Interest of Haley P.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Filed on January 10, 2012
Not designated for permanent publication, A-11-606
SUMMARY: The appellant lost in loco parentis status after being incarcerated for almost two years, not providing financial assistance and having no contact other than through letters. 
Haley, DOB 5/03, was removed from the home of her then-believed aunt and uncle after her brother died from serious [...]