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In re the Marriage of Darrah
Robert Scott Darrah, Petitioner-Appellant
Jan Renee Darrah, Respondent-Appellee
Attorney for Appellant
Andrew B. Howie
Attorney for Appellee
J. Joseph Narmi
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Kathleen A. Kilnoski, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED. Heard by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ. Opinion by May, J. (12 pages)
Robert (Scott) and Jan Darrah appeal and cross-appeal, respectively, from the decree dissolving their marriage. OPINION HOLDS: Jan did not dissipate assets when she spent funds designated as temporary spousal and child support for everyday expenses. The district court properly valued household items. The district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding the parties joint ownership of their children’s life insurance policies. The parties agree there should be a deadline set for payment of an account value. So we order Scott to pay the $81,612 within ninety days of the issuance of procedendo. The spousal support award is equitable. So we will not disturb it. And we award Jan $4000 in appellate attorney fees.