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In re the Marriage of Hardie
Kyle E. Hardie, Petitioner-Appellant
Michelle L. Hardie, Respondent-Appellee
Attorney for Appellant
Angela H. Kayl
Attorney for Appellee
Elizabeth A. Row
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ. Opinion by Chicchelly, J. (8 pages)
Kyle Hardie appeals from the district court’s dismissal of contempt proceedings he initiated against his former wife, Michelle Hardie. OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s finding that Michelle was not in contempt or in its admission of the adult child’s relevant testimony. We also find no constitutional violation in the court’s post-ruling, equal assessment of costs between the parties for the children’s mental-health counseling report. Accordingly, we affirm on all three grounds, and we decline to award appellate attorney fees.