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Case No. 19-0153

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In the Interest of T.F.-M., T.M., G.M., and A.G., Minor Children

F.F., Intervenor-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Intervenor

Magdalena Reese (until withdrawal)

Ronald E. Langford

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Attorney for A.G.

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0153
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

            A grandmother appeals the juvenile court order denying her petition to intervene in child-welfare cases involving four children.  OPINION HOLDS: The grandmother’s decision to intervene was untimely for intervention in the child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings.  She still had an interest as an intervenor in the post-termination phase of proceedings.  But given concerns about her criminal history and protective capacity concerning the children’s father, we find no error in the juvenile court’s denial of her motion to intervene. 

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