Hopkins v. Hopkins (PFR)

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Hopkins v. Hopkins (PFR)

Case Number
Call Date
January 27, 2016
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Case Summary

S-14-0790 Kyel Chistine Hopkins v. Robert Keith Hopkins (Appellant)

Phelps County District Court, Judge Terri S. Harder

Attorneys: Nicholas D. Valle (Langvardt, Valle & James, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Mindy L. Lester (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC) (Appellant)

Civil: Custody modification

Proceedings below: The district court maintained legal and physical custody of the minor children with Appellee, maintained the prior alternating weekend visitation and ordered a holiday and summer visitation schedule. Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Issues on Review: The Trial Court erred in 1) finding no significant risk to the minor children, 2) finding no material change in circumstances, 3) failing to make a determination as to the best interests of the minor children, and 4) failing to award custody of the minor children to Appellant as the best interest of the minor children required they be placed in Appellant's custody.