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Case No. 19-1618

In re the Marriage of Waterhouse

David Michael Waterhouse, Petitioner-Appellee

Racquel Waterhouse, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Andrew B. Howie

Attorney for Appellee

David G. Thinnes

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Patrick R. Grady, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (13 pages)

            A mother appeals from a district court order that transferred physical care of the minor child to the father.  OPINION HOLDS: Following entry of the divorce decree, the mother violated a provision of the decree by moving the minor child from the state.  After a finding of contempt, she moved again, and the record contains scant evidence of the conditions of her new residence and life.  In contrast, the father has remained in Cedar Rapids in stable housing and employment, and has respected the mother’s care provisions since entry of a contempt ruling.  We affirm the district court’s order transferring physical care to the father.

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