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Case No. 21-1177

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Jesse Lee McElroy
Misty Jo Sheedy


Jesse Lee McElroy


Misty Jo Sheedy

Attorney for the Appellant

Ryan J. Mitchell

Attorney for the Appellee

Bryan J. Goldsmith and Carly M. Schomaker

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 29, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Myron Gookin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the jurisdictional dismissal of his modification petition in a child custody action.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the child does not have a significant connection to Iowa and substantial evidence regarding the child’s welfare is likely not available in this state, the district court correctly dismissed the petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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