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In re the Marriage of Kanetomo
Nicole Yvonne Kanetomo, Petitioner-Appellee/Cross-Appellant
Nicholas Drew Kanetomo, Respondent-Appellant/Cross-Appellee
Attorney for Appellant
Dana A. Judas
Attorney for Appellee
Richard F. Mitvalsky
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Patrick R. Grady, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED. Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Mullins, J. (10 pages)
Nicholas Kanetomo (Nick) appeals, and Nicole Kanetomo cross-appeals, a decree modifying a dissolution-of-marriage decree. Nick argues the court erred in not awarding him joint legal custody and the modification to the visitation provisions of the decree “are so minimal as to be effectively meaningless.” Nicole argues the court erred in finding Nick met his burden to warrant any modification in visitation. Nick requests an award of appellate attorney fees. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s refusal to modify legal custody. We agree modification of visitation was appropriate, but we modify the visitation schedule imposed by the district court. We deny Nick’s request for appellate attorney fees. Costs on appeal are assessed equally between the parties.