Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
SUMMARY: Robert P. and Veronica M. appeal from orders of the county court for Garden County, sitting as a juvenile court, appointing an “educational surrogate” after Robert and Veronica refused to complete consent forms necessary to authorize speech and language and early childhood development...Read more
Filed on
Friday, February 3, 2017
This case considers how claim and issue preclusion apply in abuse and neglect cases where the state asserts additional grounds under 43-247(3)(a). Griel and Michaela are biological parents of Noah, Cheyenne, and Ciara. In March of 2014, the state filed a petition under 43-247(3)(a) that the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 16, 2016
SUMMARY: Sharon J., the paternal grandmother of Darryn C. appeals a juvenile court order overruling her motion for custody of Darryn and further ordering home studies on her two residences. Darryn was adjudicated in the Douglas County separate juvenile court pursuant to § 43-247(3)(a) based on...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 9, 2016
SUMMARY: Sandrino T. and Remus M. were each charged in the Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court with six counts in connection with ATM skimming. Specifically, it was alleged that the juveniles were involved in a scheme to collect credit and debit card information via cameras and skimming...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 2, 2016
SUMMARY: The Douglas County separate juvenile court adjudicated twin brothers LeVanta S. and ReRonn S. under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(c) as “mentally ill and dangerous” and placed in out-of-home care after an initial filing for trespass and truancy which was later dropped when it was determined...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
SUMMARY: The father of Jaxyn appeals the lower courts finding of Jaxyn to be a juvenile as defined by § 43-247(3)(a). The father asserts that insufficient evidence was produced to support this conclusion. Prior to this finding, the State filed a petition seeking to adjudicate Jaxyn under § 43-247(3...Read more
Filed on
Friday, November 18, 2016
SUMMARY: The adoptive parents of Nettie F.’s sibling filed a complaint to intervene on the sibling’s behalf in order to seek guardianship over Nettie as the child’s pre-adoptive placement and facilitate a joint-sibling placement. This was originally permitted by the lower court but vacated by that...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 28, 2016
SUMMARY: The State appealed an order from the Juvenile Court of Douglas County where the Judge dismissed allegations in the petition with prejudice. The State contends they should have been dismissed without prejudice. In August 2015, the State filed an amended petition to seek adjudication for...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
SUMMARY: Robert S. appeals from the order of the separate juvenile court for Douglas County which terminated his parental rights to his four minor children. Robert asserts that the lower court terminated his parental rights erroneously and that termination is not in the children’s best interests...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
SUMMARY: Denesia W. appeals the order of the county court for Kearney County which terminated her parental rights to five minor children (Jaina W., Trystan W., Sebastyen R., Selena R., and Evelynn R.) which she is the biological mother. Denesia asserts the court’s decision is contrary to the law...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 16, 2016
SUMMARY: The lower juvenile court terminated a mother’s parental rights to her child. The Court of Appeals reversed due to the State having failed to prove termination was in the child’s best interests. The Nebraska Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals and remands the cause with direction...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
SUMMARY: Diana S. appeals from an order of the separate juvenile court of Douglas County granting an objection to a proposed change of placement for her daughter, Julia D., and striking permanency objectives of reunification and ordering that no further reasonable efforts for reunification be...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
SUMMARY: Melissa M. appeals and Izrael C. cross-appeals from an order of the Scotts Bluff County Court, sitting in its capacity as a juvenile court, terminating Melissa’s parental rights to three of her children (Cristalyla C., Nathaniel M., and Angel M.) and Izrael’s parental rights to the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
SUMMARY: Angela D. appeals from the decision of the Hall County Court, sitting as a juvenile court, terminating her parental rights to her minor children, Alyssa D., Addison D., Aidan D., and Abigail D., pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-292(4) (Cum. Supp. 2014). Specifically, Angela submits that...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
SUMMARY: Walter P., Jr. (Walter II) appeals that order of the separate juvenile court for Douglas County, in which the court found the minor children were within the meaning of § 43-247(3)(a), by reason of the faults or habits of their father. The Court of Appeals affirms the order of the county...Read more

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