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Case No. 20-1713

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In re the Marriage of Pitcairn and Renaud

Mackenzie Pitcairn, Petitioner-Appellant

Simon J. T. Renaud, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

William M. Toomey

Attorney for Appellee

Jacob R. Koller and Rae M. Kinkead

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Chad Kepros, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            Mackenzie Pitcairn appeals the dismissal of her petition for dissolution of her marriage to Simon Renaud, arguing the district court abused its discretion in granting Renaud’s pre-answer motion to dismiss on the basis of forum non conveniens.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse in the trial court’s consideration of the relevant factors, and that substantial evidence exists in the record to support its decision.  Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s decision.  We further decline to award appellate attorney fees.

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