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In re the Marriage of Neils
Carol Anne Neils, Petitioner-Appellee
Thomas Lee Neils, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Jaclyn M. Zimmerman
Aaron W. Lindebak
Attorney for Appellee
Danni J. Harris
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, J. (12 pages)
Thomas Neils challenges the economic, child support, and visitation provisions of the decree dissolving his marriage to Carol Neils. OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we find deviation from the child-support guidelines to use Thomas’s earning capacity as determined by the district court was appropriate under the facts of this case. Additionally, the court’s determination the parties should create a visitation schedule together is proper under the facts of the case. Finally, the equalization payment as calculated equitably divided the parties’ marital property. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s dissolution decree in all respects.