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Case No. 20-0099

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In the Interest of A.O. and K.O., Minor Children

A.M., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

G.O., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jennifer Bennett

Attorney for Appellee

Kelsey Bauerly Langel

Guardian ad Litem

Theresa Rachel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (11 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court’s termination of his parental rights in a private termination action.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence supports both grounds for termination, termination is in the children’s best interests, the father did not establish his counsel provided ineffective assistance, and his due process rights were not violated.  We affirm.

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