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Case No. 18-0234

In re the Marriage of Eggeling

Brook Ann Eggeling, n/k/a Brook Ann Lapke, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee

Adam Conrad Eggeling, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Gina C. Badding

Attorney for Appellee

Michael J. Riley and Bryan D. Swain

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals from a modification order granting physical care of her two children to their father.  The mother contends the court put too much weight on geography in her move a ninety-minute drive from where the children have grown up.  She also contends the court put too little emphasis on which parent would be the better caregiver.  The father cross-appeals, asserting the mother’s mid-week overnight visit is too taxing on the children.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court appropriately determined which setting is better for the parties who no longer live within a short distance of each other.  We see no reason to disturb the physical and visitation provisions of the modification rulings.  We affirm on both appeals. 

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