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Case No. 18-1451

Kelly Hope Torres
Daniel Eldon Morrison


Kelly Hope Torres


Daniel Eldon Morrison

Attorney for the Appellant

John S. Moeller

Attorney for the Appellee

Craig H. Lane

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Tod J. Deck, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (8 pages)

            Kelly Torres appeals a district court order modifying a custody decree concerning her child.  She argues the child’s father did not meet his burden to show a substantial change in circumstances or that he has a superior ability to minister to the child’s needs.  The father requests an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s modification ruling.  We deny the father’s request for appellate attorney fees.  Costs on appeal are assessed to Kelly. 

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