Court Order Forms

The Nebraska Supreme Court has approved court orders forms for abuse/neglect cases. Created according to type of hearing, the court order forms contain both the federally required IV-E language and best practice findings that courts should be making at the specific stage in the proceedings. These Adobe forms can be filled-in and saved.

Index of Forms

  • JC 14:11(1): Protective Custody Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the first hearing after the removal of the children from the parental home. This hearing is also referred to as a detention hearing or emergency custody hearing.
  • JC 14:11(2): First Appearance
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the hearing where the parents are advised of their rights and possible dispositions in an abuse/neglect proceeding.
  • JC 14:11(3): Pre-Trial Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the hearing prior to the adjudication hearing.
  • JC 14:11(4): Adjudication Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the adjudication hearing, which is held within 90 days of out-of-home placement of the children. At this hearing, the Court determines whether the children come within the meaning of abused or neglected children, defined in N.R.S. 43-247, Subd 3(a).
  • JC 14:11(5): Disposition Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the disposition hearing, often held within 30 days of the adjudication hearing, where the Court determines the dispositional case plan.
  • JC 14:11(6): Review Hearing Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court when the Court reviews the dispositional order, which is required every 6 months at the minimum.
  • JC 14:11(7): Permanency Hearing Findings and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court at the hearing where the Court determines the permanency goal of the children. The permanency hearing, or permanency planning hearing, is federally required to be held within 12 months of the time the children entered foster care.
  • JC 14:11(8): Termination of Parental Rights Finding and Order
    • This court order form is used by the Court after a hearing or trial on a petition for Termination of Parental Rights.
  • JC 14:11(9): Order appointing guardian ad litem
    • This court order form allows the Court to appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) to represent the children and their best interests and grants authority to the GAL for access to information.
  • JC14:11(10) Order for Pre-Hearing Conference
    • This court order schedules a pre-hearing conference, an informal, facilitate meeting prior to the first appearance in court that is held to assist in the cooperation of the parties, to facilitate the flow of information and discussion and to develop a problem-solving atmosphere in the best interest of the children.