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Filed on
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
SUMMARY: The State proved by preponderance of the evidence that HHS custody was necessary for the child’s welfare where the mother had failed to rehabilitate herself in the two years of offered services following the removal of her three older children. The State removed Baby Boy R. (DOB: October...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, June 19, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence that a mother failed to address her illegal drug use and that the child tested positive for PCP was sufficient to terminate a mother’s parental rights. In January 2013, the State of Nebraska filed a supplemental petition after Na’Rodshae (DOB: January, 2013) tested positive for...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 16, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was supported by evidence that the parents’ personal deficiencies, including alcohol dependency and domestic violence, prevented them from performing reasonable parental obligations, even though there was evidence that the parents had made some progress. The...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
SUMMARY: Evidence supported the termination of a mother’s parental rights where the mother had a long history of drug addiction and failed to take advantage of offered services, despite the fact that the mother initially responded well to treatment. The State of Nebraska filed an amended petition...Read more
Filed on
Monday, January 6, 2014
SUMMARY: Placement with the child’s father was not an abuse of discretion where the father had completed substance abuse treatment and was in an aftercare program, was sober for two months, and the father was doing what was necessary to allow for the child’s placement in the home. The State of...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported terminating the mother’s parental rights when the mother was incarcerated and the children had all spent significant portions of their lives in foster care, even though there was evidence that the mother attempted to maintain contact with the children. On September 18,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 13, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of the mother’s parental rights was proper when there was sufficient evidence that the mother failed to address her mental health and substance abuse issues that put the child at risk of harm, even though the mother did achieve her family planning goals of obtaining a legal...Read more
Filed on
Monday, September 9, 2013
SUMMARY: The juvenile court’s denial of a motion for therapeutic visitation was warranted when the evidence showed that the mother had disappeared for two years and had not corrected her substance abuse. In addition, termination of the mother’s parental rights was proper, despite evidence that the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 12, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported the termination of a mother’s parental rights when the mother’s rights have been previously terminated for seven other children based on similar allegations, the mother had not exhibited any reliable improvement, and the mother was involved in a serious altercation...Read more
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