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In re Interest of Keisha G.

A-12-1203, In re Interest of Keisha G.:  State of Nebraska v. Michael G. (Appellant)

Hall County, County Judge Arthur S. Wetzel

Attorney for Appellant:  Jerry Fogarty

Attorney for Appellee:  Tanya J. Hansen (Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack, Placzek & Allen) 

Juvenile Action:  Termination of Parental Rights

Vesper v. Francis

A-12-1168, Bruce Vesper (Appellant) v. Dawn Francis

Saunders County, District Court Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorney for Appellant:  Shane J. Placek (Sidner, Svodoba, Schilke, Thomsen, Holtorf, Boggy Nick & Placek)

Attorney for Appellee:  Christine A. Stolarskyj (Legal Aid of Nebraska)

Civil Action:  Paternity and Child Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court found Vesper to be the father of the minor child and awarded Francis full legal and physical custody, subject to Vesper’s reasonable right of visitation.

Belitz v. Belitz

A-12-0461, Kathleen Belitz n/k/a Kathleen Monaco v. John F. Belitz, Jr. (Appellant)

District Court for Douglas County, District Judge James T. Gleason

Attorney for Appellant:  Joan Watke Stacy

Attorney for Appellee:  Joni Visek

Civil Action:  Modification of custody, removal from Nebraska

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The trial court found a material change in circumstances such that the mother should have custody of the minor child and granted her permission to remove the child to Illinois.


In re Interest of Sarah H.

A-12-1197, In re Interest of Sarah H., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Alicia F. (Appellant)


Lancaster County, Separate Juvenile Court Judge Linda S. Porter


Attorney for Appellant:  Joseph E. Dalton (Dalton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.)


Attorney for Appellee (Brian H.):  Michael Akira Greenlee (Law Office of Michael Greenlee)


Juvenile Action:  Child in Need of Supervision / Disposition Hearing


State v. York

A-12-1061, State of Nebraska v. Tracy York (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff  County, District Court Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorney for Appellant:  Bell Island (Island & Huff)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: Prosecution for DUI and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.

Calhoun v. Calhoun

A-12-0840, Calhoun (Appellant)  v. Calhoun

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi Nelson

Attorney for Appellant:  Amie C. Martinez (Anderson Creager Wittstruck PCLLO)

Attorney for Appellee: Angelica W. McClure (Kotik & McClure)  

Civil Action:  Dissolution

Biel v. Biel

A-12-0666,  Biel  (Appellant) v. Biel

Keith County, District Court Judge Donald E. Rowlands      

Attorney for Appellant:  Kent Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC)

Attorney for Appellee:  Larry R. Baumann & Angela R. Shute (Kelley, Scritsmier & Byrne, P.C.)

Civil Action:  Dissolution

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Trial court divided the marital estate and denied alimony.

Kelley v. Department of Health and Human Services

S-12-0736, Anthony Kelley and Arva Kelley, individually and as guardians and next friends on behalf of their minor children Ashley Kelley, Anthony Kelley, Ali Kelley, Anika Kelley, Aliyahh Kelley, Alesha Kelley, and Antrel Kelley [appellants] v.

Klingelhoefer v. Monif

S-12-1117, David J. Klingelhoefer, as Successor Trustee of the Constantce K. Klingelhoefer Revocable Trust and as Manager of the Constance Klingelhoefer LLC (appellee) v. Kerry L. Monif, Donald G. Klingelhoefer, Lisa Urwiller et al. (appellants)

 Buffalo County, Hon. John P. Icenogle

Attorneys: Daniel E. Klaus (Rembolt Ludtke) (appellee); David J. Lanphier (Broom, Clarkson, Lanphier & Yamamoto) (appellants)

Civil: Trust; attorney fees

In re Guardianship of Pozela

S-12-1065, In re Guardianship of Brydon J. Pozela, Eric Lambrecht (Intervenor-Appellant) v. Sylvia Pozela (Guardian-Appellee)

Sarpy County Court, Judge Todd Hutton

Attorneys: Amy Sherman (Sherman & Gilner) (Appellee) --- Molly Blazek (Anderson Bressman PCLLO) (for Appellant, biological father Eric Lambrecht)

Civil: Guardianship; attorney fees

Proceedings below: The trial court found Appellee should have guardianship over the ward/minor child.