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Case No. 18-1544

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In the Interest of S.M., Minor Child

T.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

William T. Early

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Karen Mailander

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cass County, Amy L. Zacharias, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the State met its burden to establish the ground for termination under section 232.116(1)(e) (2018) by clear and convincing evidence and termination is in the best interests of the child.

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