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Case No. 17-2029

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In re the Marriage of Bliek

Daniel Dean Bliek, Petitioner-Appellant

Lori Lee Bliek, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Mark D. Fisher

Attorney for Appellee

Kristen A. Shaffer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae E. Hoover-Grinde, Judge.  REVERSED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Daniel Bliek appeals from the district court’s order granting Lori Bliek’s petition to modify the spousal support provision of the parties’ 2013 dissolution decree.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Lori failed to establish a substantial change of circumstances not contemplated at the time of the dissolution decree.  Accordingly, we reverse the modification of her spousal support award.  In light of our conclusion, we reverse the award of trial attorney fees and decline Lori’s request for $8303 in appellate attorney fees. 

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