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Case No. 20-1638

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In the Matter of the Guardianship of J.M., Minor Child

R.P., Petitioner-Appellee


A.M., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Amy K. Davis

Attorney for Appellant

Andrew M. Flanagan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William A. Price, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (15 pages)

            The adoptive mother of the child appeals the juvenile court’s ruling granting the establishment of a guardianship for the child.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court improperly granted the guardianship petition.  Because the necessary elements to establish a guardianship were not satisfied, we reverse and remand for dismissal of the petition.

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