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Case No. 18-0729

In re the Marriage of Rockwell

Heather Ann Rockwell, Petitioner-Appellee

Nathan Lee Rockwell, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Judith O'Donohoe

Attorney for Appellee

Kristy B. Arzberger

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Christopher C. Foy, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (16 pages)

            Nathan Rockwell appeals a decree dissolving his marriage to Heather Rockwell.  He argues the district court erred in: (1) including part of a business in the marital estate, (2) declining to include alleged liabilities in the marital estate, (3) deciding the physical care issue before hearing all of the evidence, (4) misjudging the credibility of the parties and failing to consider Heather’s alienating conduct in reaching its physical care determination, (5) crafting the visitation schedule, and (6) declining to reopen the record after trial.  Heather requests an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the decree dissolving the parties’ marriage in its entirety.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees.  Costs on appeal are assessed to Nathan. 

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