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Case No. 21-1986

In re Marriage of Beasley and Hikiji


Thomas Alan Beasley, Petitioner-Appellant

Miyoko Elizabeth Hikiji, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Cathleen J. Siebrecht

Attorney for Appellee

Benjamin Folladori

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Mullins, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, S.J.  (19 pages)

            Thomas Beasley appeals a ruling modifying the legal custody and physical care provisions of the decree dissolving his marriage to Miyoko Hikiji.  He argues the court erred in failing to dismiss the petition to modify and abused its discretion in awarding trial attorney fees.  Both parties request an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s decision in its entirety, and we award Miyoko appellate attorney fees in the amount of $2000.  Costs on appeal are taxed to Thomas. 

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