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Case No. 23-0727

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In re Marriage of Cook


Julie Ann Cook, Petitioner-Appellant

Matthew Wayne Cook, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Andrew B. Howie

Attorney for Appellee

Joseph C. Pavelich

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 21, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Tamra Roberts, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Langholz, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            Petitioner appeals the district court order modifying the child support obligation established in the parties’ dissolution decree.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court order improperly determined the child support obligation using a formula presuming joint physical care.  We find the noncustodial parent is responsible for support.  The requirement to share the children’s expenses other than the uncovered medical expenses is eliminated.  Neither party is awarded appellate attorney fees.  We affirm the district court’s order as modified and remand with instructions for entry of an order consistent with this opinion.

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