In re Interest of Kristina S.

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In re Interest of Kristina S.

Case Number
A-18-0864
Court Number
Adams
Call Date
June 12, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-18-0864, In re Interest of Kristina S., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Benjamin S. (Appellant)

County Court for Adams County, County Judge Michael Burns

Attorney for Appellant:  Derek Allen Terwey

Attorneys for Appellee (State):  Cassie Lin Baldwin & Donna Fegler Daiss (Adams County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Guardianship, visitation

Action taken by the Trial Court:  Kristina’s guardian ad litem filed a petition, joined by the State, for appointment of a guardian of a minor child, seeking to have Kristina’s current foster parents appointed as her guardians. Her father, Benjamin, filed a motion for supervised visits, objection to the court’s visitation order limiting contact between Benjamin and Kristina to only therapeutic contact under the direct supervision of a therapist. Following an evidentiary hearing, the court granted the guardianship petition, but it denied the motion for supervised visitation.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  Did the trial court err in finding clear and convincing evidence that a guardianship was in Kristina’s best interests? Did the trial court err in denying Benjamin’s motion for supervised visitation and ordering that any contact between him and Kristina be in a therapeutic setting?

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
County Court
Schedule Code
A1
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Pirtle, and Bishop, Judges