In re Interest of Estrellita L.

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In re Interest of Estrellita L.

Case Number
Call Date
June 9, 2015
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-14-1031, In re Interest of Estrellita L., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska (Appellant) v. Jose L., Lauxarelli G., and Department of Health and Human Services

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Vernon Daniels

Attorneys for Appellant: Amy N. Schuchman & Malina Dobson (Douglas County Attorney's Office)

Guardian Ad Litem (Child): Jacqueline G. Foland-Sieck

Attorney for Appellee (Jose): Joshua D. Barber (Barber Barber Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee (Lauxarelli): William R. Harris

Attorney for Appellee (DHHS): John M. Baker

Juvenile Action: Motion for guardianship

Action taken by the Trial Court: The trial court overruled the State's motion for guardianship through alternate disposition.

Assignments of Error and Issues on Appeal: Did the trial court erred in dismissing the State motion for guardianship because it applied an incorrect standard, lack of opportunity, and incorrectly attributed the inability of Estrellita's parents to care for her to barriers? Is guardianship is in Estrellita's best interests? Did the trial court err in failing to address all of the medical expert's testimony in determining Estrellita's best interests?

Case Location
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Pirtle and Bishop, Judges