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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: An order setting conditions for supervised visitation was not a final, appealable order because it would have only affected the proceedings for one month until the hearing on the TPR motion. Dennisca is the mother of six children who were removed from her care in March 2011 due to domestic...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SUMMARY: The rights advisory pursuant to N.R.S. 43-279.01 need only be given at the adjudication stage or termination of parental stage in a TPR case, not both stages. An initial appearance hearing on a 3a petition was held on October 1, 2009. The father, Ronald, was present, and the court advised...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination was proper where the parents were unable over the course of several years to properly parent the children, who were exhibiting severe behaviors and had high needs. The children’s statements made to the therapist and caseworker were properly admitted in satisfaction of due...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
SUMMARY: There was not a violation of the father’s due process rights in the termination of his parental rights as, although he could not attend a portion of the trial due to incarceration, he was offered counsel and the opportunity to submit evidence and cross-examine witnesses. Bianca, DOB 2/03,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
SUMMARY: The absence of the guardian ad litem during the termination trial was not plain error. Because the father was not provided with a case plan until late in the case and there was little evidence establishing his failure to comply, termination of his parental rights was improper. The children...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
SUMMARY: The mother’s consistent and substantial progress in the 17 months between the filing of the termination petition and the completion of the TPR trial make it error to terminate her parental rights. Dannie, DOB 10/30/02, was removed from her mother Michelle on April 26, 2004, after she...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 3, 1992
SUMMARY: The physical presence of a parent at the hearing to terminate parental rights is unnecessary so long as the parent has been provided procedural due process. Parental incarceration may be considered in reference to abandonment as a basis for termination of parental rights under 43-292(1). L...Read more
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