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Case No. 21-0126

A.R.
v.
Elijah Joseph Ochoa

Appellee

A.R.

Appellant

Elijah Joseph Ochoa

Attorneys for Appellee

Self-represented

Attorneys for Appellant

Donna R. Miller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0126
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Martha L. Mertz, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J. and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (5 pages)

            A stepfather appeals the district court order granting a domestic abuse protective order in favor of his minor stepson.  OPINION HOLDS: The stepson does not meet the statutory definition of “family or household member” to qualify for a domestic abuse protective order against his stepfather.  The father’s motion to dismiss should have been granted.

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