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Filed on
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts requirement of ICWA applies even after the children are returned home to the parent.Rehabilitation plan requirements on medical care were not relevant to the adjudication of inappropriate discipline. Shayla H., DOB 8/01, Shania H., DOB 8/03, and Tanya H., DOB 9/04, were...Read more
Filed on
Friday, November 22, 2013
SUMMARY: A Nebraska juvenile court does not have jurisdiction of a newborn child who was born in Nebraska but immediately went to live with relatives in Iowa prior to a petition being filed. Violet was born in Douglas County in November 2012 to Abigael, who tested positive for methamphetamine,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
SUMMARY: A foster parent has standing to appeal a court order approving a case plan that changes placement, and such an order is final and appealable. However, the record supports the juvenile court’s order changing placement from the grandparent’s home due to her violation of court orders. Montana...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother made poor progress on reunification, was difficult to contact, surrounded herself by individuals with gang affiliations and failed to maintain a safe home. Marieanna, DOB 8/09, was born to Cindy while she was incarcerated at the...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
Friday, June 15, 2012
SUMMARY: A judge’s prior minimal involvement as a deputy county attorney in the criminal case of an individual peripheral to the case, of which she had no recollection, was not sufficient to warrant recusal. “Out-of-home placement” under statutory grounds for termination of parental rights includes...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
SUMMARY: Continued custody of an unattended child was not improper where the mother missed several meetings with the caseworker, causing a delay in collecting information. Six-year-old Imelda was removed on October 24, 2011, after she was left locked out of her home after returning from school and...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father, over 30 months of the children being in foster care, failed to make significant progress in maintaining income and housing, could not manage the children’s special needs, did not consistently attend therapy. Jeffrey S., DOB 1/06,...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
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper because the parents have made significant improvements as parents, have worked extremely hard to regain custody and have made progress toward the case goals. Autumn L., DOB 9/99, Nancy W., DOB 7/03, Amber W., DOB 8/04, and Charles W., DOB 11/05,...Read more


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