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Case No. 19-1592

Daniel Jay Tallman
Valarie Ann Levy


Daniel Jay Tallman


Valarie Ann Levy

Attorney for the Appellant

Jessica L. Morton

Attorney for the Appellee

Joseph W. Fernandez

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Guthrie County, Richard B. Clogg, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            Daniel Tallman appeals provisions of the court order focused on custody and child support for his and Valarie Levy’s child.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude that a joint physical care arrangement is in the child’s best interests and reverse the court’s award of physical care to Valarie.  We remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.  On remand the district court shall recalculate the appropriate child support obligation.  We decline to award either party appellate attorney fees. 

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