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Filed on
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
SUMMARY: Incarceration, standing alone, cannot be grounds for termination of parental rights Leland, DOB 12/05, entered the child welfare court system in October 2008 after his mother was unable to care for her children due to a mental health issue. Leland’s father, Ronald, was incarcerated in May...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was proper where the mother did not make sufficient effort to work on her case plan and where the needs of the child required stability and permanency. Lokani, DOB 7/03, was removed from the mother, Veronica, on August 26, 2008, due to Veronica’s drug use...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
SUMMARY: The parent’s occasional compliance with the court ordered plan over three years, is outweighed by the child’s need for a permanent home and termination of parental rights was therefore proper. Kailynn I, DOB 1/00, was removed from Dawn, her mother, in November 2006 pursuant to an arrest...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper because he failed to follow through on sex offender and parenting programs while incarcerated and had poor interaction with the children during therapeutic visitation even when prompted, and because the children’s behaviors had...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper as to the children not connected to the inappropriate sexual contact because the parents established significant progress in their ability to care and protect the children. However, with the children involved in the sexual assault, the parents...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
SUMMARY: There is no exception to making “active efforts” as there is for reasonable efforts under the aggravated circumstances exception of N.R.S. 43-283.01 On September 30, 2008, Jamyia M., was removed from the home at 2 months of age after being hospitalized for a serious, non-accidental...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
SUMMARY: Immediate termination after removal was proper based on prior terminations and evidence establishing that the mother continued to struggle with drug addiction and mental health issues. Maddison, DOB 1/08, was removed from the mother on October 30, 2009. The mother, Tasha, had her parental...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SUMMARY: Termination was improper where the mother had substantially complied with virtually every requirement specified by the court, had improved significantly as a parent and, while there were still some concerns about the cleanliness of the home, there were no concerns about the children’s...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
SUMMARY: Evidence establishing the mother’s repeated substance use, subsequent drug treatment programs and ongoing failure to provide stability for the children showed that termination was in the children’s best interests regardless of the loving relationship she had with them. The judge’s...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SUMMARY: The mother’s unwillingness to address her serious mental health issues and demonstrated inability to care for the child establish that termination of parental rights was proper. Even though 43-292.01 was used as the statutory basis for termination instead of 43-292, it is clear from...Read more


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