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Case No. 20-1658

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In re the Marriage of Mosley

Candace Eugena Mosley, Petitioner-Appellee

Jerome Terrell Mosley, Jr., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Daniel M. Northfield

Attorney for Appellee

Candace Brutus, self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, James C. Ellefson, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Greer, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  Special Concurrence by Greer, J.  (10 pages)

            Jerome Mosley Jr. appeals the denial of his petition to modify custody and care of his child with Candace Brutus, formerly known as Candace Mosley.  OPINION HOLDS: With the best interests of the child as our polestar, we find a substantial change of circumstances and that Jerome can better provide for the child’s wellbeing.  Thus, we reverse the district court order and remand for the district court to address the attendant factors of visitation and child support.  SPECIAL CONCURRENCE ASSERTS: I concur in the majority opinion but write separately to emphasize additional supporting points that lead me to that result.

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