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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the child had multiple injuries over several years, where he was diagnosed with psycho-social dwarfism, where he was severely delayed in multiple areas but made quick improvements after being placed in foster care and where the parents failed...Read more
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts requirement of ICWA applies even after the children are returned home to the parent.Rehabilitation plan requirements on medical care were not relevant to the adjudication of inappropriate discipline. Shayla H., DOB 8/01, Shania H., DOB 8/03, and Tanya H., DOB 9/04, were...Read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the parent failed to comply with services until immediately before trial, exhibited erratic behavior, and wouldn’t be in a position to parent for several years due to mental health issues. Tabitha, DOB 2/11, is the child of Sarah. DHHS has...Read more
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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, DOB 11/08 and Zekyel, DOB 10/11, who were...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father, over 30 months of the children being in foster care, failed to make significant progress in maintaining income and housing, could not manage the children’s special needs, did not consistently attend therapy. Jeffrey S., DOB 1/06,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
SUMMARY: Evidence of one-time methamphetamine use and past criminal history with no showing of child neglect or definite risk of harm is not sufficient for adjudicating the child within the meaning of N.R.S. 43-247(3)(a). Kaden, DOB 1/10, was removed from the mother’s home on March 30, 2010, after...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SUMMARY: Holding the adjudication hearing 8 months after the petition was filed where the child is 17 years of age and the abuser already sentenced for sexual assault is hardly ideal but not grounds for reversal. Evidence establishing that the interpreter at the therapy sessions was fluent in...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
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Friday, January 17, 2003
SUMMARY: During an appeal of termination of parental rights, the parents cannot collaterally attack the adjudication or case plans adopted pursuant to adjudication. The condition of the home, which was the basis for adjudication, was merely a manifestation of the parents’ inability to properly care...Read more
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