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Case No. 19-0471

In re the Marriage of Semerad

Cassie Rowan Semerad n/k/a Cassie Jordan, Petitioner-Appellant

Austin Joseph Semerad, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Cynthia Ann Bahls

Attorney for Appellee

Austin Joseph Semerad, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Randy V. Hefner, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, MODIFIED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (12 pages)

            Cassie Semarad, now Cassie Jordan, appeals from the order modifying the decree dissolving her marriage to Austin Semerad.  Cassie argues the court’s ruling, which modified not only the visitation provisions of the decree but also the child-support and legal-custody provisions, went beyond the relief requested by either party.  She also challenges the visitation graduated timeline and the amount of child support ordered.  OPINION HOLDS: We strike the provision concerning legal custody, affirm the court’s graduated visitation ruling, and remand for necessary child support findings.

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