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Filed on
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SUMMARY: Continued protective custody of the children was appropriate where the mother failed to follow a safety plan of appropriately monitoring the children in a case with sexual abuse history. An 8-month time lapse between removal and completion of the Protective Custody Hearing did not violate...Read more
Filed on
Monday, April 28, 2014
SUMMARY: Adjudication and termination of the father’s parental rights was proper where the child was in out-of-home care for more than two years prior to the motion to terminate parental rights and the father was aware that the child was removed from the home but had only sporadic contact with the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 27, 2013
SUMMARY: A juvenile court cannot allow an attorney to withdraw without a showing that the attorney made diligent efforts to notify the parent of his intent to withdraw. Due process was violated because the court excused the mother’s attorney from representing her at the TPR trial without notifying...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights were proper where the mother had received parenting assistance since 2003 but failed to make sufficient progress to allow the children to return to her care. The children were removed from the home of the mother, Selina, on the following dates: Nyaliet,...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
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SUMMARY: A parent cannot delay a proceeding by challenging paternity when a default order of paternity had been entered years earlier and has remained uncontested by that parent. Javontae, DOB 6/93, is the child of James, who has been incarcerated a majority of Javontae’s life. On June 3, 2010, the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
SUMMARY: There was no merit in a challenged to the juvenile court’s suspension of a mother’s visitation, nor was there inadequate notice that DHHS was seeking suspension of visitation. The mother failed to make a written motion for continuance and supporting affidavit as required by law, but she...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
SUMMARY: The juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in denying parents’ motions to continue proceedings or to allow the mother to participate telephonically. Evidence was sufficient to support termination of parental rights where the mother refused and neglected to give necessary parental care...Read more
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