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Court of Appeals of Iowa Court Cases
In Re SR (1999)
A mother whose daughter had fifteen broken bones by the age of three months caused by intentional abuse appeals termination of her parental rights. Because we find clear and convincing evidence supports termination of her parental rights under sections 232.116(1)(c) & (h) of the Iowa Code, we affirm.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 98-1324
In Interest of NF (1998)
This is an appeal by a mother, joined by the children's guardian ad litem, from an order by the juvenile court terminating a parent-child relationship. The guardian ad litem recommended against termination. We affirm the juvenile court on our de novo review.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 97-1083
State v. Most (1998)
Defendant Jeffrey Allen Most appeals from the judgment and sentence following his convictions of lascivious acts with a child and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in violation of Iowa Code sections 709.8 and 709.11 (1995). We reverse and remand for new trial.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 96-1745
In Re Marriage of Castle (1981)
The petitioner wife appeals and the respondent husband cross-appeals from the parties' dissolution decree. Petitioner challenges the economic provisions of the decree and requests attorney's fees on appeal. The respondent contends the parties' two children should have been placed in his custody or, in the alternative, in a joint-custody arrangement. Respondent also contends that if child custody to the wife is affirmed, his child support obligation should be reduced. We affirm.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 3-65610
In Interest of LG (1995)This is an appeal by the State from an order by the juvenile court adjudicating a child to be in need of assistance based on lack of supervision, but rejecting the State's additional ground for adjudication, physical abuse. The question presented is whether the state proved the mother inflicted multiple severe burns to her infant daughter with a steam iron. We find clear and convincing evidence to support the additional ground for adjudication of physical abuse, and remand the case for further [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 94-339
In Re Marriage of Berning (2007)
Sheri was forty years old and working as a teacher's aide at the time of the dissolution hearing. She was married previously. This previous marriage produced two children. The children were placed with their father pursuant to the 1992 dissolution decree.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 07-0371
In Interest of RRK (1995)
Jeffrey is the putative father of K.A.O., born May 22, 1989, and H.G.O., born April 1, 1991. He lived with their mother, Kandis, and their half-sister, R.R.K., beginning in 1986 or 1987. Jeffrey did not wish to be listed as the father of K.A.O. and H.G.O. because he did not want to pay child support in the event he and Kandis separated.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 95-1094
In Re Marriage of Estlund (1983)Respondent appeals and petitioner cross-appeals from the custodial and economic provisions of the parties' dissolution decree. Respondent contends: (1) the trial court should have awarded him physical custody in the joint custody scheme agreed to by the parties; (2) the trial court should have required petitioner to maintain a life insurance policy for the benefit of the parties' children; and (3) the division of the parties' marital assets and liabilities was inequitable. In her cross-appeal, [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 83-161
In Re Marriage of Kern (1987)The marriage of petitioner, George A. Kern, and respondent, Bette A. Kern, was dissolved in March 1978, after approximately twenty-five years. Petitioner was ordered to pay alimony at $2,000 per month for the first year and $1,800 per month thereafter. Alimony was ordered until the death or remarriage of respondent or her entering into a living arrangement with an adult male, not a relative. On June 25, 1980, petitioner applied for a modification of the original decree. Respondent resisted the [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 86-1043
In Re Marriage of Thielges (2000)Brian and Elnora Thielges's fourteen-year marriage was dissolved in April 1998. They have three children: Angela (May 1985), Nicole (August 1988), and Trenton (October 1990). Pursuant to a 1998 dissolution decree, Brian and Elnora have joint legal custody of their children with Elnora having primary physical care. The decree restricted relocation of the children by ordering: "The children shall remain in the Adair school district. In the event either party moves out of the Adair school [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 00-01
In Re AAG (2005)Denise, the mother of Steven, Michael, and Aliah, appeals from the juvenile court permanency order placing Steven in the sole custody of his father, Michael in the guardianship of his maternal aunt and uncle, and Aliah in the sole custody of her father. The mother raises six issues on appeal that generally relate to the sufficiency of the evidence and the State's provision of reasonable services for reunification. She also asserts the court should have given her another six months before [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 05-1172
In Re Marriage of Hayne (1983)Petitioner-wife appeals and respondent-husband cross-appeals from the decree implementing economic provisions of the parties' 1979 dissolution decree and deciding matters relating to alimony and attorney's fees. Petitioner-wife asserts: (1) that the alimony award was inadequate; (2) that alimony should not have been made terminable upon the husband's death; (3) that the permanent alimony award should have been made retroactive to the 1979 date of entry of the parties' dissolution decree; (4) [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 2-68304
State v. Boltz (1995)
This is an appeal by Tammy Boltz following a judgment and sentence by the district court for domestic assault causing injury. Boltz claims the district court abused its discretion in sentencing her to fifteen days in jail. We find no abuse of discretion and affirm.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 94-1583
In Re Marriage of Griffin (1984)
Judy Griffin, respondent wife, appeals from the decree in her dissolution proceedings asserting that the property division was inequitable and based on an erroneous valuation of the husband's interest in closely held family businesses. She also asserts that she should have been awarded attorney fees by the trial court and that she should be awarded attorney fees on appeal. We affirm.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 83-1291
In Interest of JLW (1997)
A mother appeals the juvenile court decision to terminate her parental rights to her minor child. She claims there is insufficient evidence to support the termination and the State failed to make reasonable efforts to reunite her with her child. We affirm.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 97-690
Melchiori v. Kooi (2002)Aaron Eugene Melchiori and Shannon Caye Kooi are the parents of Riley L. Melchiori. Riley was born April 22, 1999. Aaron and Shannon never married. In February of 2000, when Riley was ten months old, an order was entered establishing Aaron as Riley's birth father. The order provided Aaron and Shannon should have joint custody of Riley and they should have joint physical care. The order provided that Riley should be with each parent half the time and each parent should provide one half his [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 01-1268
In Re Marriage of Giles (1983)
Petitioner-wife appeals from economic provisions of the parties' dissolution decree, asserting: (1) that the alimony award was inadequate; (2) that the property division was inequitable; (3) that the award of attorney's fees was inadequate; and (4) that she should be awarded attorney's fees on appeal. We modify the alimony award to petitioner, and affirm the remaining provisions in their entirety.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 2-68756
In Re Marriage of Brown (2009)
Sarah Brown, now known as Sarah Peck, appeals from a district court ruling modifying the parenting schedule set forth in the decree dissolving her marriage to Troy Brown. The central issue in this case is the burden of proof that should be applied in a modification of the shared parenting time in a joint physical care arrangement. We conclude the district court applied the correct burden of proof and affirm its judgment.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 08-0366
Dale v. Pearson (1996)
Sashena Horman and Frank Dale began living together after Sashena became pregnant. Their child, Alisha, was born August 10, 1990. The couple separated in early 1992 and ended their relationship.
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 95-1571
State v. Hastings (1990)The charges against Hastings arose out of two separate robberies which occurred on February 6, 1988. The morning after the robberies, the police visited Hastings at his home to question him as to his whereabouts. Later while at his parents' house, his mother mentioned the robberies. Hastings became nervous, as the police had already questioned him and knew he owned a gun. He went back to his home, took the gun, and threw it in the river. Hastings was arrested later and charged with the [...]
Court: Court of Appeals of Iowa Docket: 89-0773