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Case No. 22-0464

Jeremy J. Bowman
Denyel L. Doughman, a/k/a Denyel L. Jones


Jeremy J. Bowman


Denyel L. Doughman, a/k/a Denyel L. Jones

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephan Babe

Attorney for the Appellee

J. Joseph Narmi and Tricia Scheinost (until withdrawal)

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 21, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, James S. Heckerman, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            Denyel Jones and Jeremy Bowman are the never-married parents of one child.  After Denyel moved with the child to Arizona, Jeremy asked the court to award the parents joint legal custody and to give him physical care of the child.  The district court gave Denyel physical care, which Jeremy appeals.  Each parent asks for appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We give Jeremy physical care of the child; we decline to award either parent appellate attorney fees.  We remand to the district court to determine Denyel’s child-support obligation consistent with the change in physical care. 

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