Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 20-0354

In the Interest of K.S., Minor Child

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nicholas E. Hay

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Whitney L. Gessner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winneshiek County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by May, J.  Dissent by Vogel, S.J.  (13 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the State failed to establish statutory grounds authorizing termination by clear and convincing evidence under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) or (f) (2019).  DISSENT ASSERTS: I agree with the juvenile court and would affirm that the grounds for termination under section 232.116(1)(f) were satisfied. 

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.