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In the Interest of J.H., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Mark J. Neary
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cedar County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by Vogel, P.J. (6 pages)
The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to J.H. He argues the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that grounds for termination exist under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h), (n), and (m) (2018). OPINION HOLDS: Since the child need not be removed from both parents to satisfy the grounds and the child was removed from the father’s custody, we conclude the State proved by clear and convincing evidence the grounds for termination of the father’s parental rights.