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Case No. 19-1057

In re the Marriage of Leff

Carrie Leff, Petitioner-Appellant

Charles Leff, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Jeremy L. Thompson

Attorney for Appellee

Christopher F. O'Donohoe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Howard County, Richard D. Stochl, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (5 pages)

            Carrie Leff appeals the denial of her application for rule to show cause regarding her ex-husband, Charles Leff, and the denial of her request for trial attorney fees.  She also requests appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the trial court did not grossly abuse its discretion in declining to hold Charles in contempt for his underpayment of spousal support.  We further find no statutory authority to award trial or appellate attorney fees to Carrie here.  Therefore, we affirm and deny Carrie’s request for appellate attorney fees.

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