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Case No. 21-1979

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In the Interest of J.B., Minor Child

K.B., Mother-Appellant

F.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Elizabeth Elsten

Attorney for Appellant Father

Tisha M. Halverson

Attorney for Appellee State

Chandlor Collins, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1979
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Osceola County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            The mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  They allege a denial of due process because they were not given notice of the termination hearing.  And they allege a denial of due process because the juvenile court terminated their rights without holding a dispositional hearing.  Finally, they contend the court erred in terminating their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the parents were not given notice of the termination hearing and were denied due process, we vacate the termination order and remand for further proceedings. 

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