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Case No. 19-1111

Gregory Paul Karwal
Jodi Lynn Brookshire-Bailey


Gregory Paul Karwal


Jodi Lynn Brookshire-Bailey

Attorney for the Appellant

Andrew B. Howie

Attorney for the Appellee

P. Shawn McCann

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cass County, Margaret Popp Reyes, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (13 pages)

            Greg Karwal appeals the district court ruling on his petition to establish paternity, custody, support, and visitation.  Greg argues the court erred by granting Jodi Brookshire-Bailey physical care of their minor child, declining to split uncovered medical expenses equally between the parties, and determining the child’s surname.  Jodi requests attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We modify the district court order on the uncovered medical expenses and the child’s surname and affirm the modified district court order.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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