Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 20-0882

For summaries from opinions prior to August, 2018, view PDF versions here

In the Interest of N.M., Minor Child

M.T., Mother-Appellant

K.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Eric J. Palmer

Attorney for Appellant Father

Patrick J. Mahaffey

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Denise McKelvie Gonyea

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            The mother and biological father of the child separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the juvenile court that the child could not be returned to either parent at the time of the termination hearing and termination of the parents’ parental rights is in the child’s best interest.

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.