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In re the Marriage of Griffith
Joyce Carol Griffith, Petitioner-Appellee
Scott Reid Griffith, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Michael H. Johnson
Attorney for Appellee
Matthew T.E. Early
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Emmet County, Don E. Courtney, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Mullins, P.J., and Bower and May, JJ. Opinion by Bower, J. (5 pages)
Scott Griffith appeals from the decree dissolving his marriage to Joyce Griffith. Scott argues the district court erred in failing to order continued conciliation efforts, in finding Joyce was capable of establishing the breakdown of the marriage, and in refusing to grant Scott’s motion to compel discovery of mental health records. OPINION HOLDS: The trial court did not abuse its discretion in not requiring continued conciliation efforts or in denying the motion to compel discovery of Joyce’s medical records. Joyce has established the requisite breakdown of the marital relationship, and we affirm.