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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was improper because while he violated his parole and was returned to prison, the violation was only due to failing to visit his parole officer, and he had regular visits with the children prior to re-incarceration and had supported the children...Read more
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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
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights based largely on events stemming from a decade-old child death was proper because the mother has not shown she will prioritize her children’s safety given her current relationship and her less-than-forthcoming responses. A cross-appeal will not be considered...Read more
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper where the child had been in foster care 19 months and the father had done little to comply with the case plan, including working on domestic violence issues. Mario Jr., DOB 2/10, was removed from the mother at birth and an amended...Read more
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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
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
SUMMARY: An award of GAL attorney’s fees for work performed after the State filed a motion to dismiss prior to adjudication was improper as the GAL lacked the authority to reinitiate the case through a new petition. David, DOB 6/97, Miguel, DOB 9/01, Edwin, 1/05, and Rogelio, 5/06, were removed...Read more
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
SUMMARY: A preponderance of the evidence established that keeping the newborn with the mother in a prison nursery is contrary to the child’s welfare based on the mother’s past criminal and child welfare history. Kenyetta, DOB 3/11, was removed from the mother, Crystalynn, immediately after birth...Read more
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had little contact with the child, would be incarcerated past her age of majority, and has a history of drug use and law violations, and where the child had substantial health needs that the father cannot manage. LaKeiara J., born...Read more
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SUMMARY: The child comes within the meaning of 43-247(3)(a) because he is at risk for harm due to the father’s failure to pay child support and lack of any evidence that he provided the child with proper parental care and support. Enrique, DOB 5/1/00, is the child of Tevon and Xiomara G. On or...Read more
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
SUMMARY: The statutory ground for termination where the child must be out of the home 15 of the most recent 22 months requires “clear and convincing evidence of circumstances as compelling and pertinent to a child’s best interests as to those enumerated in the other subsections”, given that this...Read more


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