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Case No. 19-0365

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In re the Marriage of Ruba

Andrea Lynn Ruba, Petitioner-Appellee

Bartel Irvin Ruba, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Mark D. Fisher and Alexander S. Momany

Attorney for Appellee

David M. Cox

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Andrew B. Chappell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (11 pages)

            Bart Ruba appeals the district court’s ruling dissolving his marriage with Andrea Ruba.  Bart disputes the physical care of his son and daughter granted to Andrea.  Bart also contests the income the district court imputed to calculate his monthly child support.  Finally, Bart disputes an equalization payment of $60,000 to Andrea.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the approximation of care before the divorce favors placing physical care with Andrea, we affirm the custody provisions of the decree.  Next, we affirm the district court’s child support calculation because the district court’s imputation of income to each parent was reasonable given the evidence presented.  Finally, because we cannot trace the equity in Bart’s pre-marital house to his sole efforts we affirm the district court’s calculation of the equalization payment.

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