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Case No. 19-1120

In re the Marriage of McInnis

Brandon McInnis, Petitioner-Appellee

Jennifer McInnis, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Thomas J. Viner

Attorney for Appellee

Carolyn J. Beyer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Paul D. Miller, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (13 pages)

            Jennifer McInnis appeals the district court’s order to sanction her for defaulting on her obligation to comply with earlier court orders during the divorce proceedings with Brandon McInnis. She also appeals the district court’s denial of her motions to continue and the resulting denial of spousal support.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm the district court’s refusal to continue the trial and its sanctions for Jennifer’s defaults.  Also, because Jennifer has experience running her own business, has many marketable skills, is under fifty years old, has no serious health issues, has no minor children to support, and received substantial marital assets, we affirm the decree.

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