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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper because the parents have made significant improvements as parents, have worked extremely hard to regain custody and have made progress toward the case goals. Autumn L., DOB 9/99, Nancy W., DOB 7/03, Amber W., DOB 8/04, and Charles W., DOB 11/05,...Read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SUMMARY: The incarcerated father’s absence at the termination of parental rights trial denied him his due process rights because even though the court made initial efforts to notify him it took no official action after receiving a sheriff’s request for a writ and did not comment on the record as to...Read more
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Friday, February 17, 2012
SUMMARY: A single incident which included strangling causing hemorrhaging, damaging the child’s genitals and the existence of bruising is sufficient to be considered aggravated circumstances under N.R.S. 43-292(9), even though there was no permanent injury as a result. Termination of parental...Read more
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother minimally complied with the case plan, including her requesting reduction of visits to one time per week. Justice B., DOB 1/03, was removed from her mother’s home around November 13, 2008, after alleging her mother punched her and...Read more
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was in the child’s best interests because the father made little effort to be involved in the case, to communicate with the caseworker or his attorney or to have a relationship with the child. Jasminiah S., DOB 4/05, was removed from the mother’s home on...Read more
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother failed to make sufficient progress over 2 years in addressing her dependence and parenting issues, and the father failed to put himself in a position to parent due to his incarceration, lack of housing and failure to move beyond...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, 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, 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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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the father had little contact with the child, would be incarcerated past her age of majority, and has a history of drug use and law violations, and where the child had substantial health needs that the father cannot manage. LaKeiara J., born...Read more


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