IN RE INTEREST OF ARTAMIS G. ET AL., CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. State of Nebraska, appellee,
Krysta G., APPELLEE, AND AUBURNE G, APPELLANT.
Interventions. Whether a party has the right
to intervene in a proceeding is a question of law.
Judgments: Appeal and Error. When reviewing
questions of law, an appellate court has an obligation to
resolve the questions independently of the conclusions
reached by the trial court.
Interventions. As a prerequisite to
intervention under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-328 (Reissue
2016), the intervenor must have a direct and legal interest
of such character that the intervenor will lose or gain by
the direct operation and legal effect of the judgment which
may be rendered by the action.
. An indirect, remote, or conjectural interest in the result
of a suit is not enough to establish intervention as a matter
Interventions: Final Orders. The denial of a
motion to intervene is a final, appealable order.
Parental Rights: Interventions. Grandparents
have a sufficient legal interest in dependency proceedings
involving their biological or adopted minor grandchildren to
entitle them to intervene in such proceedings prior to final
Statutes: Presumptions: States. Where the
applicable law of a sister state is not presented to a
Nebraska court, it is presumed to be the same as the law of
from the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County: Douglas
F. Johnson, Judge. Affirmed.
Neb.App. 136] Andrea Finegan McChesney, of McChesney &
Farrell Law Offices, for appellant.
appearance for appellee.
E. Troia, P.C., L.L.O., guardian ad litem.
Riedmann, Bishop, and Welch, Judges.