For summaries from opinions prior to August, 2018, view PDF versions here.
In the Interest of G.H. and R.H., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant
Joel E. Fenton (until withdrawal)
Attorney for Appellee
David L. Jungmann
Guardian ad Litem
Kara L. McClure
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Adams County, Dustria A. Relph, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (10 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to two children under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2019). The father does not deny his failure to live up to his financial obligation to his children but instead claims good cause. OPINION HOLDS: Because we find no merit in his claim that lack of employment and mental-health disorders prevented him from paying child support, we find clear and convincing evidence that Jeffrey failed to provide financial support without good cause. And it was in the children’s best interests to terminate his parental rights.