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Case No. 19-1795

In re the Marriage of Hare

Thomas Hare, Petitioner-Appellant

Christina Hare, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Stephen F. Avery

Attorney for Appellee

Scot L. Bauermeister

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clay County, Carl J. Petersen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            Thomas Hare challenges the district court’s award of traditional spousal support to his former wife, Christina Hare.  He asks us to reduce the amount and duration of the support.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court’s spousal support ruling is reasonable based on the length of the marriage and the disparity in the parties’ earning, we affirm.  Also, ending Thomas’s alimony obligation at the point of his future retirement will ordinarily be considered to raise too many speculative issues to be considered in the initial spousal support award, so we see no reason to modify the decree.  We decline to award attorney fees on appeal.

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