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Filed on
Friday, October 3, 2014
SUMMARY : A father was not denied due process when the judge denied father’s motion to transport from prison to the termination hearing, but did allow counsel to be present and the father to participate via video conferencing. In addition, termination of parental rights was in the child’s best...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper where he did not live with or support the child prior to removal, was incarcerated for two years, and had made many poor life decisions that placed him in a poor position to be able to parent. Hayden, DOB 1/08, was removed from his...Read more
Filed on
Monday, January 27, 2014
SUMMARY: The juvenile court did not err in adjudicating the child where there was evidence that the mother used inappropriate physical discipline; however, there was no evidence that the mother did not prevent her daughter from inappropriate sexual contact. The mother was provided due process...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, January 2, 2014
SUMMARY: Juvenile court properly ordered continued custody of the child with DHHS when the State provided sufficient evidence that the parents had repeatedly abused or neglected the child’s older siblings, putting the child at a risk of harm. While Crystal was pregnant with Aletha (DOB 6/2013),...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 13, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence was sufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the juvenile committed the offense of first degree sexual assault when the victim and other witnesses testified against the juvenile, even though no physical evidence was presented. On September 6, 2012, the State filed a...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence was sufficient to support a termination of a mother’s parental rights when the mother sexually assaulted a young girl and suffered from mental disabilities. The juvenile court did not err by excluding expert testimony of psychosexual development of teenage girls and of the mother’...Read more
Filed on
Friday, June 15, 2012
SUMMARY: A judge’s prior minimal involvement as a deputy county attorney in the criminal case of an individual peripheral to the case, of which she had no recollection, was not sufficient to warrant recusal. “Out-of-home placement” under statutory grounds for termination of parental rights includes...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
SUMMARY: The filing of an original petition in juvenile confers jurisdiction on the juvenile court; therefore, any jurisdictional defect in transferring the case from the district court is moot. Termination of the father’s parental rights was in the child’s best interest because the child’s special...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
SUMMARY: When there are allegations against a custodial parent, the burden is on the state to allege and prove that the children should not be placed with other natural parent after the first 48 hours of emergency detention pending adjudication. A petition filed July 23, 2001 alleged that William,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, January 31, 1997
SUMMARY: If a parent files a timely appeal to a final order, the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction to consider the termination of the parent’s parental rights while the appeal is pending. However, an order that merely extends prior orders is not a final, appealable order. Evidence that a...Read more


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