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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
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother lost custody of four prior children and did not correct the conditions that led to the earlier issues or utilize the services offered to her. Jewel, DOB 12/12, is the child of Ronnie Jo. Ronnie Jo lost custody of four other...Read more
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SUMMARY: The parents’ behaviors, which included failure to take feeding instructions seriously, to have adequate formula and to comply with the feeding schedule, created a definite risk of harm that the baby would not be properly fed as medically required, warranting adjudication. It is not...Read more
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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
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination was proper where the parents were unable over the course of several years to properly parent the children, who were exhibiting severe behaviors and had high needs. The children’s statements made to the therapist and caseworker were properly admitted in satisfaction of due...Read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the parents had an extensive drug history, involvement in Satanic worship, chronic unemployment and lack of housing, inability to progress past supervised visitation, and inability to understand the baby’s high level medical needs. N.R.S. 43-...Read more
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
SUMMARY: The mother’s bond with the children does not overcome the substantial evidence supporting termination of parental rights in an child injury case. Kavasea S., DOB 4/02, Dominique S., DOB 1/03, Josezier H., DOB 5/05, Onyashy A., DOB 10/07 were removed from the mother’s home on March 3, 2008...Read more
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper based on the mother’s lack of progress over 2 years including failure to attend visitation and therapy, learn about the children’s medical needs, and access prenatal care. Marquesha C, DOB 9/92, Fate B., DOB 12/96, Tylesha M., DOB 5/99, Fernandez M...Read more
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Friday, June 26, 2009
SUMMARY: Termination of the parental rights of a deported mother was improper because the State did not prove parental unfitness especially as the mother submitted overwhelming evidence in two home studies of her fitness as a parent. The “best interest” standard does not mean finding one...Read more
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
SUMMARY: In examining the testimony of numerous medical experts disputing the explanations offered by the parents of their son’s multiple fractures, and given the rule that actual injury or physical harm is not required for the court to take protective steps, the Court of Appeals upheld a...Read more


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