S-13-0084, In re Interest of Violet T.
Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas F. Johnson
Attorneys: Debra Tighe-Dolan (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellant) --- Kate E. Placzek (for Appellee natural mother Abigail T.)
Civil: Dismissal of petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction
Proceedings below: The trial court found because the child lived in Iowa, it did not have jurisdiction over the child and dismissed the State’s petition.
Issues: The juvenile court erred in failing to find subject matter jurisdiction existed over the minor child.