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Case No. 22-0072

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Alyssa Marie Slusser
v.
Dakota Daniel Stevens

Appellee

Alyssa Marie Slusser

Appellant

Dakota Daniel Stevens

Attorneys for Appellee

Jennifer Frese

Attorneys for Appellant

Andrew B. Howie

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-0072
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, John R. Flynn, Judge.  AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.  Considered by May, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Gamble, S.J.*  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (8 pages)

            Dakota Stevens appeals the denial of his request to modify physical care of the child he shares with Alyssa Slusser.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Because Dakota failed to show he is the superior parent, we affirm the denial of his request to modify physical care.  II. The district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding Alyssa $3000 in trial attorney fees.  We remand to the district court to determine Alyssa’s appellate attorney fees and enter judgment against Dakota in a reasonable amount.

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