Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Summary: Mathew W. appeals the order of the county court of Platte County, sitting as a juvenile court, which denied his motion for custody of his minor children who had been adjudicated under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a), as to their mother. Mathew is the father of the two children at issue,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Summary: Heather appeals and Robert cross-appeals an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County which granted DHHS custody of their son, Michael. One of the decisions they challenge is that they did not have notice of the detention hearing and the Court granted DHHS custody anyways. The...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Summary: Elizabeth L., the mother, appeals from an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County terminating her parental rights to her children, Lizabella and Jose. Lizabella’s father’s rights were terminated and Jose’s father is relinquishing his rights. In 2015, a petition was filed...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Summary: Iyana appeals from an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County which changed the terms of her probation. The Court finds that the Juvenile Court did not follow statutory procedures and denied Iyana due process and therefore reverses and directs the court to vacate its order...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 15, 2017
Summary: Elainna R. appeals from an order by the separate juvenile court of Lancaster County which adjudicated her under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(1) for violating a city ordinance by disturbing the peace by engaging in fighting at high school and disturbing the peace of the security officer. The...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 1, 2017
Summary: The father, Kenny S., appeals the adjudication and disposition order of the separate juvenile court of Douglas County. The Court’s decision is affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded with directions. This case came to the Court’s attention because of allegations that Kenny had...Read more
Filed on
Friday, October 27, 2017
Summary: Robert P. and Veronica M. are the parents of Becka P., Thomas P., and Robert P., Jr. In December 2015, the State filed juvenile petitions and affidavits as a result of multiple physical neglect claims made against the parents. Specifically, Robert and Veronica had been cited four times for...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
SUMMARY: On January 19, 2016, the State filed a petition alleging that Hla was habitually truant from school between August 12th and December 18th, 2015. The State pursued this course after a letter from the Lancaster County Attorney’s office was provided to Hla’s mother during an October 26th,...Read more
Filed on
Monday, July 17, 2017
Summary: J.S. received a fifteen-day suspension from the Grand Island Public School system in connection to a social media post she made anonymously which suggested that an event was to occur at school the following day. Specifically, her post read that “[t]omorrow gonna be hella fire [fire emoji]...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
SUMMARY: Kayla S., the biological mother of Austin G. , appeals from an order of the Wayne County Court, sitting as a juvenile court, for the termination of her parental rights to Austin. Austin was born in April 2012. On August 6, 2012, the State filed a petition alleging that Austin came within...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Summary: The biological father of Skyleeya M., appeals the juvenile court’s order overruling his motion to have the child placed with her half-sibling and paternal grandmother. The child was adjudicated to be a juvenile within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a). Skyleeya M. and her...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
SUMMARY: In 2012, the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County adjudicated Angel B.’s children, C.B. and M.B., and granted temporary custody of both to DHHS. Here, Angel appealed an order of the lower court to continue DHHS custody to the Supreme Court. C.B. and M.B. were born in 1998 and 2008,...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, April 13, 2017
SUMMARY: Admission of the caseworker’s court reports and the father’s letters satisfied requirements of procedural due process. Mia, DOB 4/07, was born testing positive for methamphetamine and removed from the mother’s home. The mother and father were married but the father was frequently...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 7, 2017
SUMMARY : A county attorney is free to dismiss a petition in juvenile court without the leave of the court at any time prior to trial. On March 31, 1969, Moore struck a young girl while driving a motorbike and fled the scene of the accident. Moore admitted that he knew he struck the young girl at...Read more

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