ARIZONA: Roberto F. v. Arizona Dep’t. of Economic Security
04.30.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division One, Department D, vacated the trial court’s judgment terminating appellant-father’s parental rights, finding that the evidence was insufficient to support termination. First, the appellate court... read »
CONNECTICUT: Adem v. Napolitano
04.29.2013 | Adoption
The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in his case challenging defendant-United States Citizenship & Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of his I-730 Asylee Relative... read »
LOUISIANA: Rogers v. Pastureaut
04.26.2013 | Adoption
The Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit, affirmed the lower court’s judgment granting grandparent visitation rights to appellee-grandparents, the parents of the children’s deceased mother, finding that the lower court did not err in... read »
NEW YORK: Admin. For Children’s Services v. Antoine N. (In re Dashawn W.)
04.25.2013 | Child Protection / Adjudication
The Court of Appeals of New York affirmed the appellate division’s order which found that appellant-father’s conduct was sufficient to demonstrate depraved indifference to his child’s life and, therefore, his children were severely abused and... read »
MASSACHUSETTS: Adoption of Norbert
04.25.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Appeals Court of Massachusetts affirmed the juvenile court’s decree terminating appellant-mother’s parental rights and dispensing with her consent to her children’s adoption, finding that although the trial judge’s conduct throughout the... read »
OREGON: Dep’t. of Human Servs. V. J.R.L. (In re A.L.)
04.24.2013 | Child Protection / Disposition
The Court of Appeals of Oregon reversed and remanded the juvenile court’s judgment denying appellant-mother’s motion to dismiss jurisdiction and wardship over her daughter and changing the permanency plan from reunification to adoption,... read »
NEW MEXICO: State ex rel. Children v. Laura, J.
09.26.2012 | Child Protection / Disposition
The Court of Appeals of New Mexico affirmed the district court’s order terminating appellant-mother’s parental rights, but remanded the case for further review after finding that appellee-department failed to consider appellant-Colin, mother’s... read »
COLORADO: State ex rel. O.C.
09.25.2012 | Child Protection
The Court of Appeals of Colorado, Division Seven, reversed the Jefferson County District Court order denying appellant-grandparents’ motion to intervene in the dependency proceeding, holding that grandparents are entitled to intervention as a... read »
WISCONSIN: Buffalo Cty. Dep’t. of Health & Human Servs. v. Jennifer C.
09.25.2012 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District Three, affirmed the circuit court’s orders terminating appellant-mother’s parental rights to her three children, finding that the circuit court properly allowed a counselor to testify regarding the... read »
NEBRASKA: In re Erick M.
09.14.2012 | Child Protection
The Supreme Court of Nebraska affirmed the juvenile court’s judgment that denied appellant-juvenile’s motion requesting the juvenile court to issue an order finding that he was eligible for “special immigrant juvenile” (SIJ) status, holding... read »
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