A-12-0811, In re Interest of Mya C. and Sunday C., Children under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Nyamal M. (Appellant)
Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County, Judge Reggie L. Ryder
Attorney for Appellant: Matt Catlett
Attorney for Appellee (State): Daniel J. Zieg (Lancaster County Attorney’s Office)
Juvenile Action: Appeal from dispositional order
Action taken by the Trial Court: The trial court entered a dispositional order requiring the mother to actively pursue a high school diploma or a GED diploma as part of a rehabilitative plan. The Nebraska Court of Appeals dismissed the mother’s appeal, finding that the dispositional order was not final and appealable because it essentially continued the court’s previous orders. On petition for further review, the Nebraska Supreme Court found that the trial court’s order imposed a new requirement and did not merely continue the terms under its previous orders. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded to the Court of Appeals for consideration of whether the trial court’s requirement that the mother obtain a diploma was reasonably related to the plan’s objective of reunification.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: Did the trial court err in ordering that the mother actively pursue either a diploma through the GED program or a high school diploma as part of its rehabilitative plan?