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Case No. 18-1715

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Jenny Fishel
Michael Redenbaugh


Jenny Fishel


Michael Redenbaugh

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert L. Teig

Attorneys for Appellee

Michael Redenbaugh, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Christopher L. Bruns, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (8 pages)

            Jenny Fishel appeals the district court’s refusal to award financial support as part of a civil domestic-abuse protective order.  OPINION HOLDS: Under Iowa Code section 236.5(1)(b)(6) (2018), the district court may require the defendant to pay “a sum of money for the separate support and maintenance of the plaintiff.”  The court may order this support even if the plaintiff is not otherwise entitled to support under another statutory provision, such as section 598.21A.

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