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Case No. 21-1548

In re the Marriage of Hardie

Kyle E. Hardie, Petitioner-Appellant

Michelle L. Hardie, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Angela H. Kayl

Attorney for Appellee

Elizabeth A. Row

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (8 pages)

            Kyle Hardie appeals from the district court’s dismissal of contempt proceedings he initiated against his former wife, Michelle Hardie.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s finding that Michelle was not in contempt or in its admission of the adult child’s relevant testimony.  We also find no constitutional violation in the court’s post-ruling, equal assessment of costs between the parties for the children’s mental-health counseling report.  Accordingly, we affirm on all three grounds, and we decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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