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Case No. 20-0143

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Varner v. Conway

Tanner D. Varner, Plaintiff-Appellee


Lauren E. Conway, Defendant-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Tara M. Elcock

Attorney for Appellee

Catherine C. Dietz-Kilen

Guardian ad Litem for Minor Child

Annie von Gillern

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (18 pages)

            Lauren Conway appeals a modification of the custody order of her child with Tanner Varner.  Lauren challenges the award of physical care to Tanner, the visitation provision, child support, attorney fees, and other issues.  Tanner raises two evidentiary issues without cross appealing.  The child’s guardian ad litem challenges the court’s physical care determination and how it addressed her position in its ruling.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the court’s ruling as modified and remand for the district court to recalculate child support.

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