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Case No. 19-0012

In the Interest of K.W., K.W., and K.W., Minor Children

S.J., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Denise M. Gonyea

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Dustin D. Hite

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (4 pages)

            The mother appeals the district court’s ruling denying her motion for a continuance and the district court’s order closing the child-in-need-of-assistance case.  First, the mother argues the district court should have granted her motion to continue.  Second, the mother asserts the district court was required to make a best-interests-of-the-children determination prior to closing the case, and had it made such determination, it would have found closing the case was improper.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm by memorandum opinion pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 21.26(1)(e). 

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