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Case No. 18-0458

In re the Marriage of Sliger

Cassidee Sliger n/k/a Cassidee Parks, Petitioner-Appellee

Joseph Sliger, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Mark Simons

Attorney for Appellee

Benjamin Folladori

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Joseph Sliger appeals from the district court’s denial of his petition to modify his child-support obligation, arguing his reduction in income since the entry of the 2016 decree dissolving his marriage to Cassidee Sliger (now known as Cassidee Parks) was not voluntary.  Cassidee asks that we award her appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: Joseph’s voluntary act that resulted in termination does not qualify as a self-inflicted or voluntary reduction of income that would justify using his former salary in setting child support payments.  Consequently, we reverse the district court’s denial of Joseph’s petition to modify his child-support obligation and remand for the obligation to be recalculated using the parties’ current incomes.  We decline Cassidee’s request for appellate attorney fees.

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