In re Interest of Joseph S.

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In re Interest of Joseph S.

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September 4, 2015
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Case Summary

S-14-1025 In re Interest of Joseph S.

Juvenile Court Douglas County, Judge Elizabeth Crnkovich

Attorneys: Zoe R. Wade (Public Defender's Office) (Appellant Kerri S.) --- Jennifer Chrystal-Clark (County Attorney's Office) --- Maureen K. Monahan (GAL for minor child)

Civil: Termination

Proceedings below: The trial court dismissed the petition to terminate Appellant's parental rights. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's ruling on appeal. The Court granted the State's petition for further review and reversed and remanded for further proceedings. On remand, the trial court terminated Appellant's parental rights.

Issues: The juvenile court erred in (1) denying Appellant due process of law when it terminated her parental rights based on her participation in a coercive placement agreement with DHHS; (2) finding clear and convincing evidence the children came within Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 43-292(2); (3) finding clear and convincing evidence that termination of her parental rights was in the children's best interests; and (4) denying Appellant's motion to bifurcate.