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Case No. 21-1447

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Alex Lee Noecker
v.
McKayla Mayshell Cloyd-Hirz

Appellant

Alex Lee Noecker

Appellee

McKayla Mayshell Cloyd-Hirz

Attorneys for Appellant

J. Joseph Narmi

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle E. Focht

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1447
Date Published:
May 25, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Kathleen Kilnoski, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (11 pages)

            Alex Noecker appeals a modification order granting sole legal custody to his child’s mother.  He also contests an award of attorney fees in favor of the mother.  OPINION HOLDS: Modification was in the child’s best interests.  But we reverse the provision delegating discretion over visitation to the child’s mother and modify to deny visitation to Alex. The attorney fee award was within the district court’s discretion.  But because the mother did not file a brief, we deny her request for attorney fees on appeal. 

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