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Case No. 20-0480

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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child

J.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jessica R. Noll

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Debra S. De Jong

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0480
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Andrew Smith, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion in the juvenile court denying the mother’s request for withdrawal and replacement of her attorney, we agree with the juvenile court’s three-step analysis finding termination appropriate, and we deny the mother’s request for additional time to work toward reunification. 

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