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Case No. 18-1931

In re the Marriage of Barnhouse

Lynne B. Barnhouse, Petitioner-Appellee

Joel P. Barnhouse, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

James V. McKinney

Attorney for Appellee

Jason S. Rieper

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Thomas P. Murphy, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (15 pages)

            Joel Barnhouse appeals from the decree dissolving his marriage to Lynne Barnhouse.  He argues the court should have set aside his gifted and premarital property before dividing the remaining property between the parties.  OPINION HOLDS: We find that some of the realty should be excluded from marital property, and we modify the equalization payment to Lynne.  We otherwise affirm the district court, including the award of spousal support to Lynne.  We also deny Lynee’s request for appellate attorney fees.

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