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In re the Marriage of Brincks
William J. Brincks, Petitioner-Appellee
Victoria Heying-Brincks, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
William P. Baresel
Attorney for Appellee
Christopher F. O'Donohoe
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Chickasaw County, Richard D. Stochl, Judge. AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, J. (9 pages)
Victoria Brincks appeals the district court’s order dissolving her marriage to William Brincks. OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we affirm the part of the district court’s order dissolving the marriage. However, we do not believe that including the marital debts into the “pot” and dividing them equitably runs afoul of the Bankruptcy Code in the limited circumstances of this case, and we therefore reverse the part of the district court’s order declining to order William to pay his share of the marital debts in issue on appeal. We remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.