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Case No. 19-1951

In re the Marriage of Hallberg

Tamra J. Hallberg, Petitioner-Appellee

Clay F. Hallberg, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

James S. Updegraff

Attorney for Appellee

Gary J. Boveia

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fayette County, Alan T. Heavens, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (7 pages)

            In this post-dissolution of marriage modification action, Clay Hallberg appeals the order denying his petition to modify his spousal support obligation to Tamra Hallberg.  Tamra cross-appeals the denial of her request for trial attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we find no substantial change in circumstances outside the contemplation of the parties and the district court at the time the stipulated dissolution decree was entered that would justify a modification of Clay’s spousal support obligation.  We also find no abuse of discretion in denying Tamra’s request for trial attorney fees.  Therefore, we affirm the district court with respect to both appeals, and we award Tamra $4000.00 in appellate attorney fees.

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