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Case No. 21-0745

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Brandi Kay Preul
Carlson Edward Schindler


Brandi Kay Preul


Carlson Edward Schindler

Attorneys for Appellee

Ryan A. Genest

Attorneys for Appellant

Jessica Shannon

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Carlson Schindler appeals following a ruling on his petition to modify a dissolution decree, arguing the district court “abused its discretion in awarding [Brandi Preul] attorney fees” and in ordering him “to pay the attorney fees for representation of the minor child.”  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s attorney fee awards to Preul and the child’s attorney, and we conclude Schindler should pay the entirety of Preul’s $7700 appellate attorney fee bill. 

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