Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Summary: Madison C., the mother, appeals the order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County terminating her parental rights to her children, Leyton and Landon. The Court of Appeals finds that the state did not prove that terminating Madison’s rights was in the best interests of the...Read more
Filed on: Friday, February 7, 2020
Summary: In this case Eliza’s grandmother, Susan, sought to establish a guardianship over the objection of Eliza’s mother. There was evidence given at the trial court level that Eliza was either a member of a Native American tribe or was eligible to become a member. Eliza’s mother, Tara, argued to...Read more
Filed on: Friday, January 24, 2020
Summary: Zoie H. appeals this case out of the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County. She was adjudicated under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(2) for attempted theft. This Court affirms. In September of 2018, Zoie was with a friend at a gas station where the owner of a Lexus says the girls got in...Read more
Filed on: Friday, January 3, 2020
Summary: This case is an appeal out of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County and is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and remanded for further proceedings. Jeremy is a newborn who tested positive for methamphetamine at the hospital. The state sought to adjudicate his mother as to him...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Summary: Both parents, Steven, Sr. and Jennette, appeal the Scotts Bluff County Court order which terminated their parental rights from three of their children. The children involved in the instant case came into care on or about October 6, 2017, however the family had an extensive history with the...Read more
Filed on: Friday, November 22, 2019
Summary: DHHS appeals an order out of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County placing Giavonni P. at the Lincoln Regional Center (LRC). The Court here affirms. Giavonna was adjudicated to be within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a) in 2010 and placed with DHHS. Since then, he has...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Summary: In this case the parents (Bob and Veronica) appeal from the Garden County Court sitting as a juvenile court’s decision terminating their parental rights from four children. In December 2015, separate petitions were filed to adjudicate Becka, Robert, and Thomas pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Summary: Gail R. appeals from an order from the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County ordering her to pay $50 per month in child support for her five children living in foster care. The Court here affirms. Gail’s children were removed in May of 2017. In July of 2017, the state filed an...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Summary: In this the case Auburne G., claims she is the grandmother of the six children of Krysta G.’s. In February 2017, a petition was filed in Douglas County Juvenile Court seeking to adjudicate Krysta’s six children under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a)(Reissue 2016). In August 2017, Auburne...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Summary: In this case Candice I., the mother, voluntarily relinquished her parental rights to Devin B. during the termination for parental rights (TPR) hearing. This was the third TPR petition filed by the state against the mother, the petition also include Donald B. The mother agreed to enter an...Read more
Filed on: Friday, April 12, 2019
Summary: In this case the State filed a truancy petition on April 12, 2018, alleging Reality was habitually truant from school between September 1, 2017, and March 7, 2018. Reality denied the petition, the adjudication was held on May 8, 2018. The State called two employees from Lincoln Public...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Summary: Robert W. appeals two orders out of the Separate Juvenile Court in Lancaster County finding that all resources had been exhausted and placing him outside his home. The Court here affirms. A petition was filed against Robert in November 2017 alleging he had made terroristic threats and used...Read more
Filed on: Friday, March 1, 2019
Summary: The State appeals an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County to vacate an adjudication order accepting a plea of no contest. The Court found that a plea of no contest is not permitted under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-279. The Court here finds that this order was not a final order...Read more
Filed on: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Summary: In this case the State filed a truancy petition, alleging that Cole, the juvenile, was habitually truant from school. Cole appeals from his adjudication as a juvenile within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(b) (Reissue 2016). Cole argues that the court erred in admitting evidence...Read more
Filed on: Friday, February 8, 2019
Summary: In this case the mother of the Kamille and Kamiya appeals a bridge order giving physical and legal custody to the father. The mother argues that since DHHS conceded that the children could safely be placed back into her care and custody the bridge order was inappropriate. The Court finds...Read more

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