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Case No. 20-1369

In re the Marriage of Rossow

Linda Elizabeth Rossow, Petitioner-Appellee

Daniel Michael Rossow, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

David Arthur Weick

Attorney for Appellee

Elizabeth Kellner-Nelson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lawrence P. McLellan, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by May, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Daniel Rossow appeals and Linda Rossow cross-appeals the ruling on Linda’s motion to modify the child custody and visitation provisions of the decree dissolving their marriage.  OPINION HOLDS: Because a substantial and material change in circumstances warrants modifying the physical care provisions of the dissolution decree, we reverse the modification ruling to grant Linda physical care of the parties’ children and remand to the district court to determine an appropriate visitation schedule and Daniel’s child support obligation based on the present financial circumstances of the parties and the child support guidelines.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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