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In re the Marriage of DeMoss
Ashlee Ann DeMoss, Petitioner-Appellee
Keith Allen DeMoss, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Jamie A. Splinter
Attorney for Appellee
Susan M. Hess
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jackson County, Mark J. Smith, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (12 pages)
Keith DeMoss appeals dissolution decree granting Ashlee Hingtgen physical care of their two sons. He contends the district court should have awarded him physical care or at least joint physical care. OPINION HOLDS: Because the parties struggle to communicate and maintain animosity toward each other, we find joint physical care would not be in the best interests of the children. As to the physical care determination, we affirm the court’s ruling in favor of Ashlee based on the need to maintain long-term stability for the children.