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Case No. 21-1796

In re Marriage of Lingle

Nicholas Ryan Lingle, Petitioner-Appellant

Casey Lynn Lingle, n/k/a Casey Lynn Montgomery, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Angela H. Kayl

Attorney for Appellee

Kendra M. Olson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Tod Deck, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

            Nicholas (Nick) Lingle filed a contempt action against Casey Montgomery, the parent providing physical care to their shared child, after she moved out of state with that child and did not give Nick her new address in violation of the partial stipulation incorporated into their dissolution decree.  The district court declined to hold the mother in contempt for the move and Nick appealed.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Casey is the parent providing physical care and the stipulation did not place limitations on where the child could live, the district court did not abuse its discretion by not holding Casey in contempt for moving. 

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