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Filed on
Friday, October 24, 2014
Summary: The Nebraska Supreme Court reversed 22 Neb. App. 70 and upheld Colfax County Court’s original decision terminating the father’s rights based on abandonment. The Court of Appeals had reversed the original decision regarding abandonment citing uncertainty regarding paternity and also a lack...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 18, 2014
SUMMARY: There was no plain error in the juvenile court finding there was not clear and convincing evidence to terminate the mother’s parental rights because there was insufficient evidence of best interests especially given that one child is living with her father and another is in a relative...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
SUMMARY: There was not clear and convincing evidence that the father knew or believed he was the child’s father so there was insufficient evidence to prove abandonment and, in any event, his incarceration was a circumstance beyond his control that would also preclude a finding of abandonment...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, May 3, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had been incarcerated for a full term of almost 50 years and had failed to contact or provide for the child. Jaylyn, DOB 10/08, was removed from the mother’s home in October 23, 2009. The mother’s parental rights were eventually...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 23, 2010
SUMMARY: An adjudication and permanency plan must be established before the juvenile court can accept a voluntary relinquishment from the parent. Cornelius, DOB 5/93, was adopted by Laura in 2003. Laura moved and left Cornelius with a relative in August 2008, and on August 19, 2009, a petition was...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, December 31, 2009
SUMMARY: A difference in physical appearance between the parent and child or a suspicion based on infidelity are not just causes for abandonment of a child born in wedlock. Chance, DOB 4/17/06, was removed from the mother’s care in June 2007. On February 6, 2002, the mother, Miranda, married Andrew...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper given the length of time in foster care and the absence of the father from the majority of the child’s life. The child, Andrea J. (DOB 8/13/95), was removed from the mother’s home in August 2003. Andre is the father of Andrea. She has...Read more
Filed on
Friday, January 13, 2006
SUMMARY: Adjudication was proper in a case involving a father who knew about the juvenile court proceedings involving his son for nearly two years, but “failed to put himself in a position to safely assume the parental care, support or protection of” his son.Termination was appropriate since the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 3, 1992
SUMMARY: The physical presence of a parent at the hearing to terminate parental rights is unnecessary so long as the parent has been provided procedural due process. Parental incarceration may be considered in reference to abandonment as a basis for termination of parental rights under 43-292(1). L...Read more
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