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Case No. 17-1298

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In re the Marriage of Barns

Kimberley Irene Barns, Petitioner-Appellee

Phillip Tyler Barns, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Natalie H. Cronk

Attorney for Appellee

Allison M. Heffern and Kristen A. Shaffer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Christopher L. Bruns, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, J.J.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (13 pages)

            Phillip Barns challenges the economic provisions of the decree dissolving his marriage to Kimberly Barns.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the award of spousal support and the court’s use of appreciation during the marriage of premarital assets equitable given the circumstances of the case.  We award Kimberly $7500.00 in appellate attorney fees.

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