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Case No. 20-1535

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In re the Marriage of Flick

Mikaela Rene Flick, n/k/a Mikaela Rene Colglazier, Petitioner-Appellee

Jason Thomas Flick, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Stephen Babe

Attorney for Appellee

Krisanne C. Weimer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Harrison County, Jeffrey L. Larson, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (14 pages)

            Jason Flick appeals the district court order granting his former spouse Mikaela Flick’s petition to modify the terms of their marriage dissolution decree and denying his own.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s decision to leave the joint-physical-care arrangement intact while modifying the parenting-time schedule to allow for alternating one-week periods and to allow each parent to choose the daycare provider while the child is in that parent’s care.  We agree with the district court that a right-of-first-refusal provision is appropriate, but we modify that provision.  We reverse the district court’s delegation of school-choice authority to the mother and remand for the district court to make that decision.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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