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In re the Marriage of Vanderbilt
Cassidy R. Vanderbilt, Petitioner-Appellee
Aaron M. Vanderbilt, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Robert J. Murphy
Attorney for Appellee
Terry D. Parsons
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Bremer County, DeDra L. Schroeder, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (8 pages)
A husband appeals the district court’s refusal to set aside a default decree dissolving his marriage. He contends his wife and her attorney misled him about the purpose of their meeting and claims he did not receive notice of the proceedings. OPINION HOLDS: Deferring to the strong credibility findings of the district court, we find the husband’s excuses for defaulting do not support setting aside the default judgment. We affirm.