Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 18-1807

In the Interest of J.B. and J.B., Minor Children

J.B., Father-Appellant

A.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Dustin D. Hite

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Peter W. Stiefel

Attorney for Appellee State

John McCormally, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Dusty Clements

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Poweshiek County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (7 pages)

            A father and a mother separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their two children, Ja.B., born in August 2012, and Jo.B., born in February 2016.  OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court abused its discretion in failing to continue the permanency and termination hearing in light of the parents’ absence and nonrepresentation by counsel.  We reverse the termination of parental rights.

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.