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Case No. 17-2020

Brenda N. Papillon
Bryon L. Jones


Brenda N. Papillon


Bryon L. Jones

Attorney for the Appellee

Brad Schroeder and Laura J. Lockwood

Attorney for the Appellant

Bryon L. Jones, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Arthur E. Gamble, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Gamble, S.J., takes no part.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Bryon Jones challenges the district court’s award of punitive damages and attorney fees.  He argues the district court (1) violated his right to due process when it adopted the proposed findings of Papillon on remand and (2) erred when it ordered him to pay trial attorney and appellate attorney fees without having evidence of either party’s finances.  OPINION HOLDS: Jones’s complaint regarding his due process rights involves a previous order by the district court—not the final order before us now.  He has not established a due process violation regarding the final order.  Additionally, he provides no authority to support his claim the court is required to consider or make a determination as to either party’s need or ability to pay before ordering the payment of fees pursuant to Iowa Code section 808B.8 (2015).  We affirm.

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