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Case No. 21-0224

In the Interest of I.B., B.B., A.B., and T.B., Minor Children

N.B., Father-Appellant

T.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

T. Cody Farrens

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Molly Vakulskas Joly

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Minor Children

Thomas E. Gustafson

Guardian ad Litem

Lisa K. Mazurek

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (12 pages)

            A father and mother separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to three of the parties’ children.  OPINION HOLDS: The State proved termination pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2020), and termination is in the children’s best interests.  The father does not have standing to raise an ineffective-assistance claim on behalf of the children.

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