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Case No. 19-1655

In re the Marriage of Pettus

Kimberlin Pettus, Petitioner-Appellant

Christopher Pettus, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Thor J. Klinker

Attorney for Appellee

Matthew G. Sease

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O'Brien County, Don E. Courtney, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            Kimberlin Pettus appeals from the decree dissolving her marriage.  She claims the district court erred in awarding the parties joint physical care of their children, determining child support, and declining to award her attorney fees.  Kimberlin also seeks appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: A joint physical care arrangement is in the children’s best interests.  The district court’s decision determining child support or declining to award Kimberlin attorney fees was not inequitable.  We decline to award her appellate attorney fees.

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