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Case No. 21-1345

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In the Interest of E.R. and H.R., Minor Children

K.R., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Shawna Ditsworth

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Elizabeth Elsten

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dickinson County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (11 pages)

            A father appeals the order denying his request to modify placement of his two children and overruling his application for rule to show cause against the children’s grandparents, who were appointed guardians under Iowa Code chapter 232D (2021).  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find the father failed to show that placement in his custody was in the children’s best interests, we affirm the denial of his request to modify the permanency order.  We also find the juvenile court acted within its discretion in deciding not to hold the grandparents in contempt for violating the visitation schedule and thus affirm. 

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