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Filed on
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
SUMMARY: Exhibited was not improperly excluded from evidence when the information contained in the exhibited was included in its entirety in another offered and received exhibit. In addition, evidence that the father had control over the child during the period when the child fractured his ribs...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 18, 2014
SUMMARY: There was no plain error in the juvenile court finding there was not clear and convincing evidence to terminate the mother’s parental rights because there was insufficient evidence of best interests especially given that one child is living with her father and another is in a relative...Read more
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
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
SUMMARY: Since the rights advisement at adjudication didn’t include termination of parental rights as a possible consequence, 43-292(6) cannot be a ground for termination. The evidence didn’t support the remaining TPR ground because there was no showing how the father’s prior drug use made him...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper where the father consistently failed to engage in services to improve the condition of his home and was unable to put himself in a position to parent his children. The father was not prejudiced from his GAL being excluded from...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Because there was no evidence of domestic violence between the parents creating definite risk of harm to the children, dismissal of the 3a petition was proper. Blessing S., DOB 2/09, and Phillip S., Jr., DOB 2/10, are the children of Shardee and Phillip. On February 24, 2011, the State...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
SUMMARY: An impromptu ruling granting custody of the children to the mother based in part because father would be incarcerated until at least 2013 did not satisfy statutory requirements for notice and opportunity to be heard. Marcos Jr., DOB 12/06, was removed from the home of unmarried parents...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SUMMARY: Denial of transfer to the tribal court was proper where the facts suggested there would be undue hardship on the parties in presenting evidence to decide the case at the tribal court in South Dakota. Melaya F. and Melysse F., ages 4 and 1, were removed from the mother, Mindy, around...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 16, 2011
SUMMARY: A juvenile court has the authority to hold DHHS in contempt for failure to comply with an order but must provide DHHS with reasonable notice and an opportunity to be heard. Thomas was adjudicated in April 2010 under N.R.S. 43-247 (1), (2), and (3)(b), for committing acts that would be a...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, April 13, 2017
SUMMARY: Admission of the caseworker’s court reports and the father’s letters satisfied requirements of procedural due process. Mia, DOB 4/07, was born testing positive for methamphetamine and removed from the mother’s home. The mother and father were married but the father was frequently...Read more


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