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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
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.