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Case No. 19-1369

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Wendy Whitaker
Fredrick Wixom


Wendy Whitaker


Fredrick Wixom

Attorney for the Appellee

Ryan D. Gerling

Attorney for the Appellant

Scott E. Schroeder

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (North) County, Wyatt Peterson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (12 pages)

            A father appeals the decree awarding the mother physical care of their daughter.  The father contends he is in a better position to serve the child’s long-term best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: After considering the child’s need for greater stability and continuity, we affirm the district court.  The father is unable to pay requested attorney fees, but we assess him costs on appeal. 

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