In re Interest of Xaiden N.

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In re Interest of Xaiden N.

Case Number
Court Number
Call Date
September 15, 2021
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-21-157, In re Interest of Xaiden N.

Douglas County, Juvenile Court, Judge Candice Novak

Attorneys for Appellant: Thomas C. Riley and Lauren A. Walag (Douglas County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorneys for Appellee: Donald W. Kleine and Nathan Barnhill (Douglas County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action: Termination of Parental Rights

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The juvenile court terminated the father’s parental rights to Xaiden after finding by clear and convincing evidence that statutory grounds for termination existed pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-292(2), (6), and (7) (Reissue 2016), and that termination of parental rights was in the child’s best interests.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: The father assigns the juvenile court erred in: (1) terminating his parental rights because the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the child was within the meaning of § 43-292(2), (6), and (7) by relying solely upon the father’s incarceration as justification for terminating his parental rights; and (2) finding termination was in the best interests of the child.

Case Location
Court Type
Separate Juvenile Court
Schedule Code
Panel Text
Riedmann, Bishop, and Arterburn, Judges