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Case No. 18-0419

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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

Opinion Number:
18-0419
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018
Summary

            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.

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