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Friday, April 3, 2015
Summary: Adopting a new permanency plan of adoption or guardianship was appropriate when Melissa R. failed to comply with the reunification plan and an expert testified that she needed a long period of stability before she could parent. The adoption of a new permanency plan for adoption and...Read more
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the child had multiple injuries over several years, where he was diagnosed with psycho-social dwarfism, where he was severely delayed in multiple areas but made quick improvements after being placed in foster care and where the parents failed...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
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Summary: In determining a dispositional order it constitutes plain error for the court to consider juvenile court proceedings from another county over which is has no jurisdiction. Further, Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-109(D)(1) requires that the appellant include a separate section for assignments of...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SUMMARY: Subsequent disposition orders are not appealable where they are a continuation of the provisions of previous orders, even if the parent’s circumstances have changed. Mya, DOB 12/06, and Sunday, DOB 1/08, are the children of Nyamal. A 3a petition was filed on September 24, 2010. At the time...Read more
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Friday, December 14, 2012
SUMMARY: In a motion to transfer to tribal court, the court must consider whether the “advanced stage” of the proceedings is good cause not to transfer based on the date of filing the TPR petition, not from the beginning of the abuse/neglect proceedings. Best interests cannot be a consideration in...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SUMMARY: The guardian ad litem’s failure to object to the parents’ motion to transfer the case to tribal court, even though he had earlier objected to the tribe’s similar motion, precludes the guardian ad litem from appealing the court’s approval to transfer and that, nevertheless, the burden of...Read more
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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
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Friday, January 6, 2012
SUMMARY: A juvenile court should exercise its authority to order DHHS to accept a relinquishment of the child when it is in the best interests of that child to do so and not the interests of a future born child. Elizabeth, DOB May 2009, was born prematurely and stayed 8 weeks in the hospital...Read more
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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


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