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Case No. 22-0633

In re the Marriage of Boeck and Nelson

Audrey Samantha Boeck, Petitioner-Appellee

Keenan Russell Nelson, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jason S. Rieper

Attorney for Appellee

Theodore R. Wonio

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Audubon County, Greg W. Steensland, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

            Keenan Nelson appeals the district court’s denial of his petition to modify physical care of E.N. and the denial of his request for joint physical care in the court’s initial order as to A.N.  In the alternative, he asks for more visitation time than the district court ordered.  Audrey Boeck, the children’s mother, asks for an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINIONS HOLDS: We find joint physical care is not in the children’s best interests and confirm Audrey as the physical-care parent as to both children.  We modify visitation with Keenan to Tuesday overnights and alternating weekends, as Audrey requested at the district court.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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