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Case No. 18-0912

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In the Interest of L.M., Minor Child

K.S, Mother-Appellant

T.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robb D. Goedicke

Attorney for Appellant Father

Nicholas J. Einwalter

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kayla A. Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0912
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018
Summary

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (4 pages)

           The juvenile court terminated the mother’s and father’s parental rights to their child, L.M., pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) and (h) (2017).  The mother only nominally appeals the termination, while the father challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting one of the grounds for termination, whether termination was in the child’s best interests, and the juvenile court’s determination no permissive factor should be applied to save the parent-child relationship.  OPINION HOLDS:  We affirm the termination of the mother’s and the father’s parental rights to L.M.

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