In re Interest of Enyce J.

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In re Interest of Enyce J.

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September 4, 2015
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S-14-1168 In re Interest of Enyce M and Eternity M.

Douglas County Juvenile Court, Judge Wadie Thomas

Attorneys: Nicholas E. Wurth (for Appellants/Intervenors) --- Shakil Malik (County Attorney's Office) ' Patrick Campagna (for Ericka J. appellee/natural mother)

Civil: Denial to intervene/object based on lack of standing

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellants' petition to intervene in the juvenile matter. The trial court granted the natural mother's motion to change placement of the minor child, Eternity. The mother filed a motion for summary dismissal under Neb. Ct. R. App. P. ' 2-107(B) arguing a lack of jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals denied the motion but reserved ruling on the jurisdictional issue.

Issues: The juvenile court erred in (1) denying Appellants standing to object to the motion for change of placement; (2) granting the motion for change of placement; (3) denying Appellants' petition to intervene as a matter of right and under equitable principles.