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Case No. 20-0779

In re the Marriage of Johnsen

Katie Anne Muff Johnsen, Petitioner-Appellant

Matthew James Johnsen, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Drew H. Kouris

Attorney for Appellee

Amanda Heims

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Harrison County, Margaret Reyes, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED ON APPEAL; AFFIRMED ON CROSS-APPEAL.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (13 pages)

            Katie Johnsen appeals and Matthew (Matt) Johnsen cross-appeals from the decree dissolving their nine-year marriage.  OPINION HOLDS: In order to achieve equity between the parties, we order Matt to pay to Katie $74,000.00 within ninety days of the issuance of procedendo.  We reject Katie’s requests to reassign the value of the hoop building, order the parties to abstain from consumption of alcohol during their parenting time, grant a right of first refusal after four hours, and reduce Matt’s visitation.  We also reject Matt’s request to grant the parties joint physical care of the parties’ children.

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