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Case No. 19-0238

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Joshua Paul Thomsen
v.
Makinzie Rose Nelson

Appellant

Joshua Paul Thomsen

Appellee

Makinzie Rose Nelson

Attorneys for Appellant

A. Eric Neu

Attorneys for Appellee

Michael J. Riley and Bryan D. Swain

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0238
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Tod Deck, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED ON APPEAL; AFFIRMED ON CROSS-APPEAL.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (10 pages)

            Joshua Thomsen appeals and MaKinzie Nelson cross-appeals the district court’s custody decree.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court properly determined joint physical care was inappropriate.  We also find the district court properly awarded physical care to MaKinzie.  While we generally agree with the district court’s visitation schedule, we modify the holiday schedule to permit the child to share holidays with Joshua’s girlfriend’s children.  Finally, we decline to grant appellate attorney fees to either party.

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