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Case No. 18-1425

In the Interest of J.H., Minor Child

Z.H., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Mark J. Neary

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti

Guardian ad litem

Lisa Jones

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cedar County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, P.J.  (6 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to J.H.  He argues the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that grounds for termination exist under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h), (n), and (m) (2018).  OPINION HOLDS: Since the child need not be removed from both parents to satisfy the grounds and the child was removed from the father’s custody, we conclude the State proved by clear and convincing evidence the grounds for termination of the father’s parental rights. 

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