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Case No. 18-1707

In re the Marriage of Vesey

Christopher C. Vesey, Petitioner-Appellant

Kelly Ann Vesey, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Anjela A. Shutts and Tyler L. Coe

Attorney for Appellee

Christopher B. Coppola and Megan Flynn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Terry R. Rickers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (9 pages)

            A father, Christopher Vesey, appeals the district court decision granting his former spouse Kelly's petition to modify their custody arrangement making her primary caregiver.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find Kelly demonstrated a material and substantial change in circumstance not contemplated by the district court at the time of the original decree,  more or less permanent, in the best interest of the children, and she was better suited to continue taking care of the children's needs, we affirm the decision of the district court.

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