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Case No. 19-1979

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Benjamin John Kerr
Tessla Kae Calvert


Benjamin John Kerr


Tessla Kae Calvert

Attorney for the Appellant

C. Aron Vaughn and Barry S. Kaplan

Attorney for the Appellee

Jennie L. Wilson-Moore

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, James A. McGlynn, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (5 pages)

            Benjamin Kerr appeals from a district court ruling denying his petition to modify the physical care provisions of the parties’ custody decree.  OPINION HOLDS: To warrant modification, Kerr must show a substantial change in circumstances that was not in contemplation by the court at the time of the custody decree and that he can provide superior care to the child.  He has failed to make such a showing and we therefore affirm the district court ruling.

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