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In re the Marriage of Christy
Jamie L. Christy, Petitioner-Appellant
Matthew Christy, Respondent-Appellee
Attorney for Appellant
Cami Eslick (until withdrawal)
Jamie Leigh Plambeck, self represented
Attorney for Appellee
Ryan J. Ellis, Nicholas A. Carda, and Tracy A. Eaton
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Bradley McCall, Judge. MODIFICATION REVERSED; WRIT ANNULLED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART. Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, P.J. (13 pages)
Jamie Plambeck appeals the district court’s order modifying the physical-care award in her divorce decree with Mathew Christy. Jamie also appeals the district court’s findings that she is in contempt for denying Matthew’s spring break visitation with their daughter P.L.C., for refusing to allow Matthew telephone contact with P.L.C for two weeks, and for failing to communicate regarding the child’s preschool enrollment. OPINION HOLDS: Because we find Matthew did not prove a substantial and material change in circumstances, we reverse the modification ruling. Also, because Matthew did establish beyond a reasonable doubt that Jamie violated the decree by refusing him communication with P.L.C. and not providing timely updates on her preschool enrollment, we affirm two of the three contempt findings.