Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on
Friday, March 1, 2019
Summary: The State appeals an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County to vacate an adjudication order accepting a plea of no contest. The Court found that a plea of no contest is not permitted under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-279. The Court here finds that this order was not a final order...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Summary: Amanda T. appeals an order from the Douglas Separate Juvenile Court terminating her rights to her children, Brooklyn and Charlotte. The Court here affirms the decision. Brooklyn was born in 2016 and Charlotte was born in 2018. In July 2017, the State filed a petition against Amanda as to...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Summary: Tiffany S. appeals the order terminating her parental rights to her daughters out of the Douglas Separate Juvenile Court. She argues that she was not given enough time to rehabilitate herself, the caseworker should not have been allowed to give an expert opinion, and that terminating her...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 26, 2018
Summary: This case is a continuation of In re Adoption of Micah H., 295 Neb. 213 (2016), where the Supreme Court determined that the county court applied the wrong standard of proof with regard to determining abandonment and also determined that the active efforts requirement of the Nebraska Indian...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Summary: Fred G appeals the order of the county court for Scotts Bluff County which terminated his parental rights to his son, Joshua G. The Court finds Fred’s assertion to be without merit, and affirms the decision of the county court to terminate his parental rights. On May 10, 2016, the State...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Summary: Brett S., the father of Isaiah, appeals the order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. The court dismisses the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Brett S. is the father of Isaiah, born in May 2001, and one of Nicole’s five children. In August 2017, Isaiah and his siblings were...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Summary: Brett S., the father of Isaiah, appeals the order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. The court dismisses the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Brett S. is the father of Isaiah, born in May 2001, and one of Nicole’s five children. In August 2017, Isaiah and his siblings were...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Summary: The county court of Buffalo County terminated the parental rights of Rose U. and Kevin U. to their three minor children, Hannah, Ethan, and Abigail. Rose had previously had another child removed from her care in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained at her hands during a physical...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 27, 2018
Summary: Eleany Esmerelda Zunun Gonzalez (Gonzalez) appeals the County Court for Lancaster County. The Court here finds that the County Court acting as a juvenile court did have the jurisdiction to make special findings on the basis of 8 U.S.C. § 1101 (a)(27)(J). The Court reverses the order of the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 13, 2018
Summary: The State appeals an order out of the county court of Washington County dismissing the proceedings against J.K. The State’s exceptions include that the Judge should have recused himself and should have joined the case with another minor’s case. The Court here overrules the exceptions. In...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 6, 2018
Summary: DHHS challenges an order out of the separate juvenile court of Lancaster County that ordered it to arrange and pay for Paxton H. to receive services at a facility in Kansas. The Court here finds that the order was in the child’s best interests and therefore affirms. In December of 2014,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, June 22, 2018
Summary: In adjudication proceedings under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(2), the only law violation alleged in the petition against Jordan B. was first degree sexual assault under § 28-319, committed on or between January 25 and November 8, 2016. The state presented evidence that Jordan, 17 years old at...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Summary: Victoria, the mother for Kirsten, appeals orders out of the County Court of Box Butte. The Court here finds that the County Court acting as a juvenile court did not have subject matter jurisdiction and so vacates the orders, dismisses the appeal, and remands with direction. Victoria and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 4, 2018
Summary: Angela appeals out of the County Court of Buffalo County her son Kane’s adjudication and other rulings of the Court. The State appeals the Court’s failure to adjudicate Carter. The Supreme Court affirms Kane’s adjudication and reverses the order declining to adjudicate Carter and remands...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 4, 2018
Summary: Tina E., the biological aunt of Joseph, appeals an order out of the Lincoln County Court which found that Joseph’s nonrelative foster placement and permanency through adoption by them is in his best interests. This case is dismissed for lack of standing pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,...Read more

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