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Case No. 18-0054

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In re the Marriage of Rohde

Kelly Lynn Rohde, Petitioner-Appellee

Jared Eugene Rohde, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jaclyn M. Zimmerman

Attorney for Appellee

Amanda Green


Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (12 pages)

            Jared Rohde appeals from the district court’s modification of the decree dissolving his marriage to Kelly Rohde.  Jared challenges the court’s failure to include the extraordinary visitation credit in calculating his child support obligation as required under the Child Support Guidelines.  He also asserts the district court should not have awarded Kelly any trial attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: After reviewing the record, and considered the unique custody issues in this case, the disparity in incomes of the parties, and Jared’s testimony, we find it was equitable not to apply the extraordinary credit to Jared’s child support obligation.  Jared has failed to show the court’s trial attorney fee award was an abuse of its discretion.  We affirm the district court’s order.  Any costs on appeal are assessed equally.

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