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Case No. 19-1447

Leah Quinn Smith, n/k/a Leah Quinn Jones
Jeremy Richard Smith


Leah Quinn Smith, n/k/a Leah Quinn Jones


Jeremy Richard Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Robert N. Johnson

Attorney for the Appellant

Curtis Dial

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (South) County, Wyatt P. Peterson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (6 pages)

            Jeremy Smith appeals the district court decision denying his request to modify the physical care provision of the parties’ dissolution decree.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Jeremy has not met his heavy burden to establish a material and substantial change in circumstances that would justify a modification of physical care.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees but assess costs to Jeremy.  We affirm the district court’s decision dismissing Jeremy’s petition to modify the decree.

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