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In the Interest of E.R., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
John S. Moeller
Attorney for Appellee Father
Rosalynd J. Koob
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Julie Schumacher, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, J. (10 pages)
A mother appeals the order modifying the dispositional order in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding. OPINION HOLDS: A. Because the juvenile court did not continue the dispositional order past the statutory limit, it properly denied the mother’s motion to terminate the dispositional order on this basis. B. Clear and convincing evidence established the grounds for modifying the dispositional order to transfer legal custody of the child because the efforts made to effect the purposes of the dispositional order had been unsuccessful and the child was at risk of suffering harmful effects as a result of a mental injury if the child remained in the mother’s care. C. The juvenile court properly imposed terms and conditions on the mother as part of its dispositional order.