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Case No. 22-0689

In the Interest of R.V., C.V., T.V., and J.V., Minor Children


S.V., Mother-Appellant

J.V., Father-Appellee

Dean A. Fankhauser, Guardian ad Litem-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Rosalynd J. Koob

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jenny L. Winterfeld

Guardian ad Litem

Dean A. Fankhauser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (14 pages)

            A mother and guardian ad litem appeal the denial of the mother’s petition to terminate a father’s parental rights under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2021).  The father requests an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find termination of the father’s parental rights is in these children’s best interests, we reverse the juvenile court’s denial of the mother’s termination petition and remand for entry of an order consistent with this opinion.  We deny the father’s request for appellate attorney fees.

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