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Case No. 20-0345

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In the Matter of the Guardianship of S.P.-G.

B.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

James Affeldt and Daniel Gough (until withdrawal)

Guardian ad Litem

Ray Lough

Attorney for Appellee Guardian

Jennifer L. Zahradnik

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0345
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (9 pages)

            A father appeals following the juvenile court’s denial of his motion to terminate a guardianship to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: At this time, Iowa Code section 232D.503(2) (2020) does not require termination of the guardianship because (1) termination would be harmful to the child and (2) the child’s interest in continuation of the guardianship outweighs the interest of the father in termination. 

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