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Case No. 21-1746

Kara Lynn Redenius
Ryan Allen Redenius


Kara Lynn Redenius


Ryan Allen Redenius

Attorney for the Appellee

Scott L. Bandstra

Attorney for the Appellant

Dani L. Eisentrager

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wright County, Gregg Rosenbladt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (5 pages)

            Ryan Redenius appeals the modification and extension of a final domestic abuse protective order issued under Iowa Code chapter 236 (2020) to protect his estranged wife, Kara Redenius.  OPINION HOLDS: Kara met her burden of showing Ryan continued to pose a safety threat to warrant the modification and extension of the protective order.  Iowa Code section 236.5(4) does not authorize an award of Ryan’s appellate attorney fees, but Kara is entitled to an award of her appellate attorney fees.  Because the record on appeal is incomplete as to the parties’ earnings, we remand to the district court for further proceedings to determine the amount of appellate attorney fees to award Kara.

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