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Case No. 17-2081

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In re the Marriage of Whitford

Deborah Whitford, Petitioner-Appellee

Richard Whitford, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Eric D. Puryear and Eric S. Mail

Attorney for Appellee

Jennie L. Clausen and Ryan M. Beckenbaugh

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, John D. Telleen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Richard Whitford appeals an order granting Deborah Whitford’s motion to dismiss Richard’s petition to modify the parties’ 2006 divorce decree as well as her request for attorney fees, claiming the court lacked authority to make its ruling and that it erred in its findings and consideration of factual matters.  OPINION HOLDS: We discern no error in the court’s conclusion.  We discern no abuse of discretion in the court’s imposition of sanctions.  We decline Deborah’s request for appellate attorney fees.

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