In re Interest of Skyleeya M.

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In re Interest of Skyleeya M.

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May 24, 2017
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9:00 AM
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S-16-0763 In re interest of Skyleeya M.

Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Elizabeth G. Crnkovich

Attorneys: M. Gabriel Rowberry, A. Alexander DeMasi & Lyndsey a. Canning (The Law Office of Patrick J. Sodoro) (GAL) --- Jennifer C. Clark (County Attorney’s Office) --- Karen C. Hicks (Hicks Law, P.C., LLO) (Appellant - father)

Civil: Placement

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion for placement change.

Issues: The trial court erred in refusing to grant the joint motion for change of placement to the home of the paternal grandmother and guardian of the child’s sibling 1) in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-1,311.02(1)(a), which dictates that a child shall be placed with her siblings, unless such placement is contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings, and 2) in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 43-246(5) and 43-533, which dictates preference is given to relative placement when a child cannot remain with her parents.

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