In the Matter of the Guardianship of S.P.-G.
Attorney for Appellant
James Affeldt and Daniel Gough (until withdrawal)
Guardian ad Litem
Attorney for Appellee Guardian
Jennifer L. Zahradnik
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by May, J. (9 pages)
A father appeals following the juvenile court’s denial of his motion to terminate a guardianship to his child. OPINION HOLDS: At this time, Iowa Code section 232D.503(2) (2020) does not require termination of the guardianship because (1) termination would be harmful to the child and (2) the child’s interest in continuation of the guardianship outweighs the interest of the father in termination.