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Case No. 20-0049

In re the Marriage of Meyer

Matthew J. Meyer, Petitioner-Appellant

Carrie R. Meyer, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Matthew J. Adam and Rae M. Kinkead

Attorney for Appellee

Carrie Meyer, self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Lars G. Anderson, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (10 pages)

            Matthew Meyer appeals the district court decision awarding the mother, Carrie Meyer, physical care of their one child.Alternatively, Matthew argues that if Carrie is granted physical care, the child’s best interests require affording him additional visitation.Matthew also requests that Carrie pay the costs of the appeal. OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that the minor child should be in the mother’s physical care.We modify the court’s ruling on visitation to accommodate Matthew’s request for every other weekend visitation in or near the vicinity where the child resides and to offer Matthew the extended Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The parties shall split equally the costs of the appeal.We affirm as modified.

Date Amended:
Jul 17, 2020
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