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Case No. 20-0726

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In the Interest of J.H., K.H., K.W., and M.W., Minor Children

E.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Mark Milder

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tammy Banning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0726
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., May, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to four children.  She contends the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court and the juvenile court should have granted her additional time to work toward reunification.  The mother also claims she was “denied due process . . . and/or effective assistance of counsel” on appeal due to the juvenile court’s allowance of her trial counsel to withdraw after the termination hearing.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the decision of the juvenile court to terminate the mother’s parental rights.

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