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In re the Marriage of Bojanski
Marjorie Ann Bojanski, Petitioner-Appellee
James Joseph Bojanski, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
David A. Poore
Attorney for Appellee
Amanda J. Heims
Michael J. Murphy
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Richard H. Davidson, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (16 pages)
James Bojanski appeals from a dissolution decree denying his request for alimony and dividing the parties’ marital property. On appeal, he seeks reversal of the denial of his alimony request and asks that we recalculate the value of the marital home for purposes of the distribution of marital property. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of James’s alimony request. We find it equitable to exclude any premarital credit on the parties’ home when calculating the portion of the home classified as marital property. We determine a credit for gifted money. We accordingly increase the property equalization payment due to James.