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Filed on
Friday, October 10, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence that the mother had six children previously removed from her care and had not addressed the issue that put her children at risk was sufficient to support terminating her parental rights to her seventh child. After Nemiah (DOB 12/2013) tested positive for methamphetamines and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 4, 2014
SUMMARY: Juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in qualifying the DHHS assessment worker as an expert where the worker had 4 ½ years of experience working with families. In addition, adjudication was proper where there was evidence of the mother’s history of drug abuse. The State of Nebraska...Read more
Filed on
Friday, February 14, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights was in the child’s best interest when the child had spent the majority of his life in foster care. In addition, the father made little effort to keep in contact with the child and was not in a position to take physical custody. On August 30, 2012,...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence supported the termination of a mother’s parental rights where the mother had a long history of drug addiction and failed to take advantage of offered services, despite the fact that the mother initially responded well to treatment. The State of Nebraska filed an amended petition...Read more
Filed on
Friday, August 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported adjudicating the child when the child tested positive for Methadone, a controlled substance, shortly after birth, and there was evidence the mother was taking Methadone without a current prescription. The State of Nebraska filed a petition on June 27, 2012, alleging that...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
SUMMARY: Drug possession, delivery and use near the presence of the children, possession of explosive materials and a dirty house are sufficient to establish a definite risk of harm for adjudication. A petition pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-247(3)(a) was filed in January 24, 2012, after a search...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
SUMMARY: Proper notice of allegations against a parent in the petition is a requirement of due process, not of jurisdiction. In the allegation of non-supervision of a child, duration is a critical piece of establishing definite risk of harm. A 3a petition as to Taeven, DOB 5/09, was filed on May 3...Read more
Filed on
Sunday, October 2, 2011
SUMMARY: Evidence that parents had a long history of drug abuse that was harming the children was sufficient to support a termination of parental rights. Though the parents were not advised of the possibility of termination prior to admitting to the allegations in the petition, they failed to...Read more
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