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Case No. 18-2018

In re the Marriage of Melrose

Mark Steven Melrose, Petitioner-Appellee

Carole Lynn Melrose n/k/a Carole Lynn Browman, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Matthew J. Brandes and Rae M. Kinkead

Attorney for Appellee

Steven P. Wandro and Kara M. Simons

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Rustin T. Davenport, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Carole Browman, formerly known as Carole Melrose, appeals from the spousal support provisions of the decree dissolving her marriage to Mark Melrose.  OPINION HOLDS: Ultimately, we find the court’s determination of Mark’s annual income to be with the range of evidence.  Nevertheless, having considered all of the relevant factors, we conclude upon our de novo review of the record that Carole’s alimony award should be increased to $3000 per month.  We decline each party’s request for appellate attorney fees in this appeal.

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