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Case No. 19-0768

In re the Marriage of Luethje

Lara Christine Luethje, Petitioner-Appellant

Nathan Jon Luethje, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Leslie Babich and Amy K. Davis

Attorney for Appellee

Chira L. Corwin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Paul R. Huscher, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS.  Considered by May, P.J., Greer, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            A mother appeals the district court’s custody ruling in a dissolution action arguing shared physical care was not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: After considering the best-interests framework and the facts of this case, we conclude shared physical care is not in the children’s best interests.  We remand for the entry of an order granting the mother physical care, granting the father liberal visitation, and recalculating the child support obligation.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees to either party.

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