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Case No. 21-0540

In the Interest of W.T., Minor Child

The father sought a delayed appeal in this Iowa Code chapter 232 termination of parental rights case. Counsel states the father of the minor child wishes to appeal but counsel calendared the deadline to appeal based on the “date of notification of April 8, 2021, in error.” After initially granting the delayed appeal, the court set aside the order and ordered the issue be submitted with the appeal. The case was routed to the court of appeals, which dismissed the appeal because the late filing was based on attorney inadvertence and not accompanied by an extenuating circumstance; thereby, denying a delayed appeal.

County:
Marshall

J.L., Father-Applicant

Attorney for Applicant Father

Christopher A. Clausen

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena

Guardian ad Litem

Mary Cowdrey

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Oct 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0540
Date Published:
Dec 03, 2021

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0540
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, Paul G. Crawford, District Associate Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (6 pages)

            A father seeks a delayed appeal from a juvenile court order terminating his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the late filing was based on attorney inadvertence and not accompanied by an extenuating circumstance, we deny the father’s request for a delayed appeal and dismiss the appeal.

Other Information

Date Retained:
Aug 26, 2021
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