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Case No. 21-1088

In re The Marriage of Gust

Steven Michael Gust, Petitioner-Appellant

Linda Leann Gust, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Michael B. Oliver

Attorney for Appellee

Robb D. Goedicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Schumacher, P.J., Ahlers, JJ., and Mullins, S.J.  Opinion by Schumacher, P.J.  (9 pages)

A former spouse appeals a district court decision that modified the amount and duration of alimony to be paid by her ex-husband.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the court’s modification of spousal support from $2000 a month to $500 a month but modify the court’s decision to terminate the spousal support when the receiving spouse turns sixty-two.  We extend the payment of the reduced amount to the date the receiving spouse turns sixty-seven years old, the payor’s death, the payee’s death, or the payee’s remarriage, whichever occurs earlier.  We decline to award appellate attorney fees. 

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