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Case No. 21-1762

Cory William Plants
Natascha April Kelderman


Cory William Plants


Natascha April Kelderman

Attorneys for the Appellant

Andrew B. Howie
Maureen Catherine Cosgrove

Attorneys for the Appellee

Mark R. Hinshaw
Kari Ann Kruml

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (16 pages)

            Cory Plants appeals from the order establishing paternity, custody, visitation rights, and the child-support obligation, which gave physical care of the parties’ minor child to the mother, Natascha Kelderman.  Cory argues he should be awarded physical care.  In the alternative, if we affirm physical care in Natascha, he asks that we increase his scheduled parenting time with A.P.  Natascha asks for an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm physical care in Natascha, modify the visitation schedule to add parenting time on a Friday or Monday that is adjacent to Cory’s weekend when A.P. does not have school, and deny Natascha’s request for appellate attorney fees. 

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