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Case No. 19-1304

Troy David Thorpe
Kelsey Joann Hostetler


Troy David Thorpe


Kelsey Joann Hostetler

Attorney for the Appellee

Michael Lewis

Attorney for the Appellant

James R. Hinchliff

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Greene County, Gina C. Badding, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (13 pages)

            Kelsey Hostetler appeals the order modifying the shared-care arrangement regarding the parties’ minor child and argues the court erred by granting physical care to the child’s father, Troy Thorpe.  Kelsey argues Troy proved no changed circumstances impacting their 2017 agreed shared-care arrangement.  In the alternative, she urges if physical care is changed she should be the physical care provider.  Finally Troy requests that Kelsey pay the costs of this appeal, including his expense for the transcript.  OPINION HOLDS: In our de novo review we find that a substantial change in circumstances justified modifying the custodial arrangement.  We affirm the district court decision to award Troy physical care.  We deny the request for payment of costs to Troy.

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