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Case No. 18-2047

In re the Marriage of O'Toole

Laura Elizabeth O'Toole, Petitioner-Appellee

Sean David O'Toole, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jennie L. Clausen and Ryan M. Beckenbaugh

Attorney for Appellee

Jennifer M. Triner Olsen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Thomas G. Reidel, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Sean O’Toole appeals several provisions of the decree dissolving his marriage to Laura O’Toole.  Sean contends the district court acted inequitably in failing to (1) grant the parents joint physical care of the children and (2) provide more expansive visitation.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court acted equitably in denying Sean’s request for joint physical care.  We modify the visitation portion of the decree to extend Sean’s weeknight and summer visitation.  We decline Laura’s request to have Sean pay her appellate attorney-fee obligation.

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