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Case No. 19-1889

In re the Marriage of Bojanski

Marjorie Ann Bojanski, Petitioner-Appellee

James Joseph Bojanski, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

David A. Poore

Attorney for Appellee

Amanda J. Heims

Michael J. Murphy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Richard H. Davidson, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (16 pages)

            James Bojanski appeals from a dissolution decree denying his request for alimony and dividing the parties’ marital property.  On appeal, he seeks reversal of the denial of his alimony request and asks that we recalculate the value of the marital home for purposes of the distribution of marital property.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of James’s alimony request.  We find it equitable to exclude any premarital credit on the parties’ home when calculating the portion of the home classified as marital property.  We determine a credit for gifted money.  We accordingly increase the property equalization payment due to James.

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