In the Interest of T.F.-M., T.M., G.M., and A.G., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Intervenor
Magdalena Reese (until withdrawal)
Ronald E. Langford
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Nicole Garbis Nolan
Attorney for A.G.
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Tabor, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (8 pages)
A grandmother appeals the juvenile court order denying her petition to intervene in child-welfare cases involving four children. OPINION HOLDS: The grandmother’s decision to intervene was untimely for intervention in the child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings. She still had an interest as an intervenor in the post-termination phase of proceedings. But given concerns about her criminal history and protective capacity concerning the children’s father, we find no error in the juvenile court’s denial of her motion to intervene.