In this video, our Polk County contested guardianship attorneys explain how like nearly every other state there is a pathway to regaining parental rights in Iowa. However, Iowa law is somewhat ambiguous after 30 days have passed since the termination of the original parent’s parental rights. Whether within the 30 day period or outside, when trying to regain parental rights the original parents must prove to the court that they have resolved the issues leading to the stripping of their parental rights. There are four reasons for the termination of guardianship in Iowa:
- The child reaches the age of 18;
- The child enters the military, marries, or is declared an adult by court order;
- The child dies before the age of 18;
- The court orders the guardianship terminated.