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Case No. 23-1174

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Whitead v. Olson

Sara Whitead, Petitioner-Appellee,


Justin Marvin Olson, Respondent-Appellant.


Justin Marvin Olson, Plaintiff,


Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Defendant.

Attorney for Appellant

Krisanne C. Weimer

Attorney for Appellee

Elizabeth Row and Anthony L. Osborn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 27, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Zachary Hindman, Judge.  MODIFICATION AFFIRMED; WRIT ANNULLED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Langholz, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (20 pages)

            Justin Olson appeals the district court’s order modifying the visitation provisions of a custody decree and finding him in contempt for depriving Sara Whitead parenting time with their child.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the modification of the parties’ custody decree.  We further find substantial evidence Justin willfully violated the decree, and we annul the writ of certiorari.  We deny Justin’s challenge to the district court’s award of trial attorney fees to Sara, and we award Sara $9842.50 in appellate attorney fees.

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