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Case No. 17-1215

In re the Marriage of Golwitzer

Stephanie L. Golwitzer, Petitioner-Appellant

Keith M. Golwitzer, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

James R. Hinchliff and Andrew B. Howie

Attorney for Appellee

Heidi Young and Matthew M. Boles

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Paul R. Huscher, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Heard by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (7 pages)

            Stephanie Golwitzer appeals the provisions of the dissolution decree of her marriage to Keith Michael Golwitzer (Mike), seeking an increase in the amount and duration of her alimony award and an increase in the amount of her trial-attorney fee award.  Both parties request an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We modify the spousal support award to increase the duration.  The spousal support award shall continue until the death of either party or Stephanie’s remarriage.  We discern no abuse of discretion in in the district court’s award of one-third the amount requested by Stephanie for trial attorney fees.  We order Mike to pay $3000 towards Stephanie’s appellate attorney-fee obligation.  We deny Mike’s request for attorney fees.

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