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Filed on
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
SUMMARY: In adjudication cases, the proof required for active efforts under ICWA is by a preponderance of the evidence. Active efforts were provided in this case; however, removal of the children was improper because there was not evidence of serious emotional damage as required under ICWA. A court...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 6, 2013
SUMMARY: A known adjudicated or biological father who has provided regular and substantial financial support to his child must be notified of abuse/neglect proceedings prior to the dispositional phase pursuant to N.R.S. 43-263 and 43-265. DHHS and its employees are protected by sovereign and...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights in an ICWA case was proper where the mother refused mostly all services, some of which were culturally targeted. Melaya, born in 2006, and Melysse, born in 2010, were removed from the home of the mother, Mindy, on December 12, 2010 after the mother was found...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper because the tribe was not initially given proper notice of the termination proceedings as required under ICWA, only notice of the adjudication proceedings, nor was it provided with notice of the amended pleadings at least 10 days prior to trial...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
SUMMARY: Removal of the children from the non-custodial parent in an ICWA case was improper because no qualified expert witness established that continued custody would cause serious emotional or physical damage to the children and there was no determination that active efforts had been made as to...Read more
Filed on
Friday, February 17, 2012
SUMMARY: A single incident which included strangling causing hemorrhaging, damaging the child’s genitals and the existence of bruising is sufficient to be considered aggravated circumstances under N.R.S. 43-292(9), even though there was no permanent injury as a result. Termination of parental...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
SUMMARY: Serious emotional or physical damage under ICWA was likely to result if the child was returned home given the degree of domestic violence committed by the father against the mother and failure to address the issues. Termination of the parental rights of both parents was proper based on the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
SUMMARY: Even though the children did not visually witness the domestic violence between the mother and her partner, there was sufficient evidence showing that they were adversely affected by exposure to it warranting adjudication under 43-247(3)(a). Mariah R., DOB 10/91, Ashley L., DOB 4/94,...Read more
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