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Case No. 17-0678

In re the Marriage of Agan

Stephen D. Agan, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee

Julianne M. Agan, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Ryan D. Babich and Phillip F. Van Liew

Attorney for Appellee

Elisabeth S. Reynoldson

Jane E. Rosien

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Richard B. Clogg, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Heard by Danilson, C.J., Doyle, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (26 pages)

            Stephen (Steve) Agan appeals and Julianne (Juli) Agan cross-appeals from various provisions of the decree dissolving their marriage.  Steve argues the dissolution court inequitably valued and divided the marital property.  Juli argues the court erred in valuing the pastureland.  Neither party challenges the distribution of property, rather both raise various issues to support their contention that the equalization award was inequitable.  Steve also requests appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the decree, we modify the dissolution decree to account for various gifted monies and conclude the equalization payment to Juli from Steve shall be in the amount of $80,000.  We do not award appellate attorney fees.

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