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Case No. 21-0415

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Tayler Dawn Garland
Brandon Scott Dunn


Tayler Dawn Garland


Brandon Scott Dunn

Attorney for the Appellant

Roger A. Huddle

Attorney for the Appellee

Curtis Dial

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Louisa County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            Tayler Garland appeals from an order granting physical care of her child, A.D., to the father, Brandon Dunn.  Taylor asks for either a joint care arrangement or that she be given physical care, and she requests the ordered child support be adjusted accordingly.  OPINION HOLDS: Because of the distance between Tayler’s and Brandon’s homes, a shared-care arrangement is untenable.  Brandon’s long-term plans for A.D., particularly for the child’s education, make him the better custodian of A.D.’s care.  With no modification made to the care arrangement, we do not change the child-support order. 

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