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In re the Marriage of Monahan
Jeffrey J. Monahan, Petitioner-Appellee
Ronae L. Monahan n/k/a Ronae L. Schmeits, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Andrew B. Howie
Attorney for Appellee
Michael J. Murphy
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Shelby County, Gregory W. Steensland, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by McDonald, J. (10 pages)
A wife appeals the economic provisions of her dissolution decree. She challenges the property division and spousal support award. OPINION HOLDS: The district court incorrectly concluded the husband's military pension was not subject to division, and we conclude the pension should be divided using the Benson formula. All other aspects of the property division were equitable. We affirm the spousal support award but modify the award to commence on the date of the dissolution decree.