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Case No. 23-1329

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In the Interest of J.V., Minor Child

J.V., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Miguel A. Alvarado (until withdrawal) and Clara R. Avenarius

Attorney for Appellee State

Lisa Jeanes, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 10, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his son.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding that the State satisfied grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2023), termination was in his best interests under section 232.116(2), and the father did not offer clear and convincing proof that severing their bond would harm the son under section 232.116(3)(c), we affirm.

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