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Filed on
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
SUMMARY: Termination of an incarcerated parent’s rights was in the best interests of the children because the incarceration prevented the parent from providing a “nurturing and structured environment,” and the parent’s continual perpetuation of crimes cast doubt on his ability to make the permanent...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
SUMMARY: The juvenile court properly exercised its emergency jurisdiction over Maxwell while one parent was incarcerated and the other parent was in alcohol treatment. Although there was a South Dakota custody order, the Nebraska court could continue its jurisdiction so long as the emergency...Read more
Filed on
Monday, July 3, 2006
SUMMARY: The sole testimony of two caseworkers with limited firsthand knowledge of the mother’s progress did not sufficiently establish that termination was in the children’s best interests, such as evidence that adoption was a possibility or of the needs or interests of the children. On April 22,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, January 25, 2002
SUMMARY: A separate hearing is not required when a parent challenges the provision of reasonable efforts under Neb. Rev. Stat. section 43-283.01. Although incarceration cannot alone be a basis for termination, the court may consider the facts that led to the incarceration and the parent’s inability...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
SUMMARY: The juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in denying parents’ motions to continue proceedings or to allow the mother to participate telephonically. Evidence was sufficient to support termination of parental rights where the mother refused and neglected to give necessary parental care...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 29, 1999
SUMMARY: The fact that the father was incarcerated due to beating his wife was sufficient to support termination of the father’s parental rights because he neglected and refused to provide his daughter necessary care and protection. On December 4, 1996, a petition was filed alleging Kalie (DOB 12/2...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 12, 1996
Evidence of a father’s criminal history prior to birth of the child was properly admitted. Evidence was sufficient to support termination of the father’s parental rights where the father had a long history of criminal behavior, was unable to hold a job, and did not have a sustained interest in the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 3, 1992
SUMMARY: The physical presence of a parent at the hearing to terminate parental rights is unnecessary so long as the parent has been provided procedural due process. Parental incarceration may be considered in reference to abandonment as a basis for termination of parental rights under 43-292(1). L...Read more


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