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Case No. 18-0422

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In re the Marriage of Dirkx

Nora Kathleen Dirkx, Petitioner-Appellant

Daniel Duane Dirkx, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Gina C. Badding (until withdrawal) and Arthur E. Neu

Attorney for Appellee

James R. Van Dyke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Carroll County, William C. Ostlund, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (13 pages)

            Nora Dirkx appeals the district court’s decree dissolving her marriage to Daniel Dirkx, challenging the district court’s calculation of their respective incomes, as well as its fusing of the child support and alimony awards.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find the support orders to be inequitable, we remand for the court to amend the decree to fix traditional spousal support at $900 per month and to recalculate Daniel’s child support obligation.  We affirm the decree in all other respects.

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