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Filed on
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights was in the children’s best interests where the father did not successfully address his substance abuse and made no progress toward reunification. On October 27, 2010, The State filed a petition as to Angel (DOB 1/2003) following reports of domestic...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 21, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of the mother’s parental rights was proper where she physically and verbally abused the children, had mental health issues that she didn’t adequately address, lied about taking medication and could not maintain a period of stability. However, termination of the father’s...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, February 8, 2011
SUMMARY: The parent’s occasional compliance with the court ordered plan over three years, is outweighed by the child’s need for a permanent home and termination of parental rights was therefore proper. Kailynn I, DOB 1/00, was removed from Dawn, her mother, in November 2006 pursuant to an arrest...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination was improper where the mother had substantially complied with virtually every requirement specified by the court, had improved significantly as a parent and, while there were still some concerns about the cleanliness of the home, there were no concerns about the children’s...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper under Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-292(6) because the mother had been offered services including individual therapy, parenting time and case management but failed to correct the conditions to allow reunification. Americal, DOB 4/23/07, was removed from the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
SUMMARY: Even though the father left the termination hearing, he was afforded procedural due process given he had notice, was read and understood the petition and his rights, was represented by an attorney and GAL, and had initially been present at the hearing. As the caseworker had contact with...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
SUMMARY: Termination was in the children’s best interests because the mother did not substantially comply with the rehabilitation plan in the 20 months the children were out of the home, as she made minimal progress in addressing her parenting issues, did not undergo random drug testing, continued...Read more
Filed on
Monday, July 3, 2006
SUMMARY: The sole testimony of two caseworkers with limited firsthand knowledge of the mother’s progress did not sufficiently establish that termination was in the children’s best interests, such as evidence that adoption was a possibility or of the needs or interests of the children. On April 22,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 25, 1990
Summary: Termination of the parental rights was proper for both parents where the father continually failed to comply with the rehabilitation plan by not seeking substance abuse or domestic violence counseling and the mother was unwilling to end the abusive relationship with the father. On May 12,...Read more


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