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Filed on
Friday, October 24, 2014
Summary: The Nebraska Supreme Court reversed 22 Neb. App. 70 and upheld Colfax County Court’s original decision terminating the father’s rights based on abandonment. The Court of Appeals had reversed the original decision regarding abandonment citing uncertainty regarding paternity and also a lack...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
SUMMARY: There was not clear and convincing evidence that the father knew or believed he was the child’s father so there was insufficient evidence to prove abandonment and, in any event, his incarceration was a circumstance beyond his control that would also preclude a finding of abandonment...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 13, 2013
SUMMARY: Excluding the party from the proceedings was proper where his notarized acknowledgement of paternity was rebutted by evidence and found to be fraudulent and there was no request to participate on other grounds. Kodi, DOB 8/12, was born to Shawntel. Shortly after birth, Shawntel and Michael...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
SUMMARY: A person who held out to be the child’s biological father for 15 years and had the child placed with him as a potential long-term placement has a sufficient interest for intervention. Filing the petition to intervene after the adjudication hearing began was not untimely. Placement of the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father was repeatedly incarcerated on drug-related convictions, could not maintain abstinence from drugs and did not develop a consistent, strong relationship with the child. Emilee, DOB 3/07, is the child of Josey and Michael. Emilee...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 6, 2013
SUMMARY: A known adjudicated or biological father who has provided regular and substantial financial support to his child must be notified of abuse/neglect proceedings prior to the dispositional phase pursuant to N.R.S. 43-263 and 43-265. DHHS and its employees are protected by sovereign and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, August 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported adjudicating the child when the child tested positive for Methadone, a controlled substance, shortly after birth, and there was evidence the mother was taking Methadone without a current prescription. The State of Nebraska filed a petition on June 27, 2012, alleging that...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper when the father took over a year to establish paternity, did not participate in offered services, and was incarcerated for most of the child’s life. In April, 2009, Kaira (DOB 1/2009) was removed from her mother’s home following her mother’s arrest...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SUMMARY: A parent cannot delay a proceeding by challenging paternity when a default order of paternity had been entered years earlier and has remained uncontested by that parent. Javontae, DOB 6/93, is the child of James, who has been incarcerated a majority of Javontae’s life. On June 3, 2010, the...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, December 31, 2009
SUMMARY: A difference in physical appearance between the parent and child or a suspicion based on infidelity are not just causes for abandonment of a child born in wedlock. Chance, DOB 4/17/06, was removed from the mother’s care in June 2007. On February 6, 2002, the mother, Miranda, married Andrew...Read more


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