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Filed on
Thursday, July 3, 2014
SUMMARY: Because there was no evidence of coercion during the mother’s voluntary case with DHHS, due process requirements were not triggered prior to the filing of a petition. Due process protections after the filing of the petition were sufficient, and there was a prima facie case for N.R.S. 43-...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence stemming from a voluntary agreement between the parent and DHHS cannot be used against the parent in support of terminating parental rights. Kerri is the mother of Joseph, DOB 1/00, William, DOB 11/05, and Steven, DOB 12/06. Kerri was involved with DHHS and the juvenile court from...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother continued to have ongoing safety concerns for years while the children were in foster care even though she complied with case plan requirements. Lillian, DOB 3/06, and Gabrielle, DOB 2/10, were removed from the home of the mother,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, November 1, 2013
SUMMARY: It was not plain error for the court to change the permanency goals from reunification and in finding that reasonable efforts were no longer required because the parents showed continued disregard in complying with the case plans and the children had been out of home 28 months. Jasmine L...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
SUMMARY: An order from the court removing reunification as a concurrent goal with adoption but otherwise not changing the terms of the previously adopted case plan is not a final order that can be appealed. Serenity G., DOB 6/06, Christopher G., Jr., DOB 4/07, and Averie G., DOB 2/09, are the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
SUMMARY: The change of permanency objective by the court from reunification to adoption/ guardianship was proper because although the mother/guardian had participated in services, she has demonstrated unwillingness over 2 years to make the necessary changes. Debra is the mother of Marcus C., DOB 8/...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother failed to make sufficient progress over 2 years in addressing her dependence and parenting issues, and the father failed to put himself in a position to parent due to his incarceration, lack of housing and failure to move beyond...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SUMMARY: The newly enacted statute removing the presumption that the case plan is in the child’s best interests is applicable to an already-pending case because it only affects a procedural right. DHHS must offer reasonable efforts to a parent whose goal is reunification to correct the conditions...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination was in the children’s best interest where the mother failed to comply with the rehabilitation plan despite assistance from state workers, which included additional efforts addressing cultural barriers. Dut A., DOB 1/96, and Akon A., DOB 11/99 were removed from the care of the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother did not make sufficient effort to work on her case plan and where the needs of the child required stability and permanency. Lokani, DOB 7/03, was removed from the mother, Veronica, on August 26, 2008, due to Veronica’s drug use...Read more


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