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Case No. 20-0507

In re the Marriage of Deery

Lauren Ashley Deery, n/k/a Lauren Ashley Duhaime, Petitioner-Appellee

John James Deery, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Kevin D. Engels

Attorney for Appellee

Rebecca A. Feiereisen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Joel A. Dalrymple, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion Tabor, P.J.  (12 pages)

            A father appeals the district court’s modification ruling that reduced his visitation time with his two sons and increased his child-support obligations.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find it is not in the children’s best interest to reduce the father’s overnight visits, we amend the district court’s modification ruling to restore his overnight visitations.  We also find no substantial change in circumstances justified recalculating his child-support payments.  Thus we reinstate the monthly child-support payments of $1400 from the original decree. 

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