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Case No. 19-0650

In the Interest of K.G., Minor Child

M.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney Appellant Mother

Andrew C. Abbott

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Appellee Father

Ray Lough

Guardian ad Litem

Mark D. Fisher

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0650
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals an order modifying the permanency goal in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude the modification of the permanency goal to placement with the father is in the best interests of the child and is supported by clear and convincing evidence.  The juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in denying the mother’s request to submit written closing arguments.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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