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Case No. 17-1642

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James Lee Leiran
Jeaneen Lynne Kleppe


James Lee Leiran


Jeaneen Lynne Kleppe

Attorney for the Appellant

Mark B. Anderson

Attorney for the Appellee

Jeaneen Lynne Kleppe, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Allamakee County, Margaret L. Lingreen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (10 pages)

           James Leiran appeals the district court’s denial of his petition to modify the physical-care determination regarding the three children he shares with Jeaneen Kleppe.  The district court found James established a material and substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the original decree but determined he had failed to establish that he could provide the children with care superior to that provided by Jeaneen.  OPINION HOLDS: We understand James’s concern regarding Jeaneen’s fiancé, but under these circumstances, we cannot say James established that he can provide the children superior care.  We affirm the district court’s denial of James’s petition to modify the physical-care arrangement.

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