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Case No. 21-0772

In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child

State of Iowa, Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General

C.M., Father-Appellee

Attorney for Appellee Father

Shannon M. Leighty

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly Ann Voss-Orr

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED and REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            The State appeals the dismissal of a petition for termination of a father’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding the father was appropriately served with notice pursuant to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure and Iowa Code section 232.112 (2021), we reverse the district court dismissal and remand for entry of the district court’s ruling regarding the May 13, 2021 termination hearing.

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