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Case No. 18-1496

In re the Marriage of Vanderbilt

Cassidy R. Vanderbilt, Petitioner-Appellee

Aaron M. Vanderbilt, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Robert J. Murphy

Attorney for Appellee

Terry D. Parsons

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 21, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Bremer County, DeDra L. Schroeder, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

            A husband appeals the district court’s refusal to set aside a default decree dissolving his marriage.  He contends his wife and her attorney misled him about the purpose of their meeting and claims he did not receive notice of the proceedings.  OPINION HOLDS: Deferring to the strong credibility findings of the district court, we find the husband’s excuses for defaulting do not support setting aside the default judgment.  We affirm. 

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