Caselaw

Caselaw

These are the most recent caselaw articles:

In re Interest of Daniel G. et al.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Filed on November 19, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-428
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father was incarcerated and would remain so for the length of the child’s minority. 
In November 2011, Aereelle was removed from the mother’s home. A supplemental petition was filed on October 9, 2012, as to her father, [...]

In re Interest of Justin O., Shawna O., Cody W., and Tyrell W.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

No. A-13-0280; Not designated for permanent publication
Filed November 8, 2013
SUMMARY: Denial of motion to transfer to tribal court was proper when the mother waited over a year to move to transfer and an 11-year-old child objected to the transfer.  
The State of Nebraska filed a petition on June 21, 2011 alleging Susan and [...]

In re Interest of Dusti M.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

No. A-13-0342; Not designated for permanent publication
Filed November 8, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of the mother’s parental rights was proper when there was evidence that the mother continued to jeopardize her daughter’s safety and was unable to recognize the danger that the men in her life, including her daughter’s father, imposed on the daughter. 
The State [...]

In re Interest of Brayan G.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Filed November 5, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication No. A-13-098
Summary: In determining a dispositional order it constitutes plain error for the court to consider juvenile court proceedings from another county over which is has no jurisdiction. Further, Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-109(D)(1) requires that the appellant include a separate section for [...]

In re Interest of Chloe P.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Filed on November 5, 2013
21 Neb. App. 456, ____ N.W.2d ____
SUMMARY: The parents’ behaviors, which included failure to take feeding instructions seriously, to have adequate formula and to comply with the feeding schedule, created a definite risk of harm that the baby would not be properly fed as medically required, warranting adjudication. It is [...]

In re Interest of Landen W. et al.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Filed on November 5, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-12-1055
SUMMARY: Termination was proper where the mother failed to maintain her psychiatric care and medications, was unwilling to acknowledge her boyfriend’s culpability in her son’s injuries, and made insufficient progress in the five years she was involved with DHHS.  
The mother, Nichole, has been involved with [...]

In re Interest of Joshua C. & Brenden C.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Filed on November 5, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-296
SUMMARY: The Permanency Hearing order was appealable because it changed the goal of reunification concurrent with adoption to the sole goal of adoption and found that reasonable efforts for reunification should cease. Changing the permanency goal to adoption was proper where the children have been [...]

In re Interest of Samantha L. and Jasmine L.

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Filed on November 1, 2013
286 Neb. 778, 839 N.W.2d 265
SUMMARY: It was not plain error for the court to change the permanency goals from reunification and in finding that reasonable efforts were no longer required because the parents showed continued disregard in complying with the case plans and the children had been out of home [...]

In re Interest of Tyerca R. et al.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Filed on October 29, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-368 through A-13-370
SUMMARY: Because the petition only alleged behavior by the mother’s boyfriend while the children were in his care, proper notice was not given to the mother that her behavior would be at issue in the case. 
Kathryn is the mother of Angel, DOB 1/08, Tyerca, [...]

In re Interest of Sarah H.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Filed on October 22, 2013
21 Neb. App. 441, 838 N.W.2d 389
SUMMARY: A person who held out to be the child’s biological father for 15 years and had the child placed with him as a potential long-term placement has a sufficient interest for intervention. Filing the petition to intervene after the adjudication hearing began was [...]