Caselaw

Caselaw

These are the most recent caselaw articles:

In re Interest of Anthony P. & Dakota P.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Filed on January 7, 2014
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-584
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother failed to comply with services and showed an unwillingness to engage.  
On October 31, 2011, the State filed a petition under N.R.S. 43-247(3)(a) as to Dakota, DOB 1/99, and Anthony, DOB 7/01, due to the mother’s [...]

In re Interest of Malachi W. et al.

Monday, January 6th, 2014

No. A-13-0678; Not designated for permanent publication
Filed January 6, 2014
SUMMARY: Placement with the child’s father was not an abuse of discretion where the father had completed substance abuse treatment and was in an aftercare program, was sober for two months, and the father was doing what was necessary to allow for the child’s placement [...]

In re Interest of Aletha K.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

No. A-13-0672
Filed January 2, 2014
SUMMARY: Juvenile court properly ordered continued custody of the child with DHHS when the State provided sufficient evidence that the parents had repeatedly abused or neglected the child’s older siblings, putting the child at a risk of harm.  
While Crystal was pregnant with Aletha (DOB 6/2013), Crystal and Matthew relinquished their [...]

In re Interest of Shane L.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Filed on December 31, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-380 through A-13-383
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper in an ICWA case where the children were out of home 39 months and had special needs that required a stable home, and the parents consistently failed to follow through on services despite being given much assistance. [...]

In re Interest of Jaiden L.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Filed on December 31, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-295
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the child had been in foster care for half of her life and did not want to live with the parent, and the parent and child did not have a strong bond or relationship. 
On August 23, 2011, Jaiden, [...]

In re Interest of Eli S.

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Filed on December 3, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A13-331
SUMMARY: Immediate termination of parental rights to a child born after the involuntarily termination of prior children was proper where the mother continued to deny physical abuse by the father that led to the prior terminations and maintained a close relationship with him.  
Eli, DOB 8/12, [...]

In re Interest of LaCrysta N., TiWanna N., DaQuawn N. & DaQuanda N.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

No. A-13-0360
Filed December 27, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of a mother’s parental rights was proper when there was evidence that the mother had various services provided to her but never progressed in visitations, was not consistent in addressing mental health issues, and displayed abusive behavior to service providers.  
On August 20, 2010, police were called to a [...]

In re Interest of Landon H.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Filed on December 27, 2013
287 Neb. 105, ____ N.W.2d ____
SUMMARY: A juvenile court cannot allow an attorney to withdraw without a showing that the attorney made diligent efforts to notify the parent of his intent to withdraw. Due process was violated because the court excused the mother’s attorney from representing her at the TPR [...]

In re Interest of Chelsea M.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Filed on December 17, 2013
Not designated for permanent publication, A-13-419
SUMMARY: Adjudication was proper where the evidence established that the child’s stepparent pushed her, slapped her multiple times, called her stupid, threw her against a wall and pushed a heavy vase off a table toward her. 
Chelsea, age 16, got into a heated argument with her mother, [...]

In re Interest of Danaisha W. et al.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Filed on December 13, 2013
287 Neb. 27, ____ N.W.2d ____
SUMMARY: An order setting conditions for supervised visitation was not a final, appealable order because it would have only affected the proceedings for one month until the hearing on the TPR motion. 
Dennisca is the mother of six children who were removed from her care in March [...]