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In re the Marriage of Hallberg
Tamra J. Hallberg, Petitioner-Appellee
Clay F. Hallberg, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
James S. Updegraff
Attorney for Appellee
Gary J. Boveia
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fayette County, Alan T. Heavens, Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (7 pages)
In this post-dissolution of marriage modification action, Clay Hallberg appeals the order denying his petition to modify his spousal support obligation to Tamra Hallberg. Tamra cross-appeals the denial of her request for trial attorney fees. OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we find no substantial change in circumstances outside the contemplation of the parties and the district court at the time the stipulated dissolution decree was entered that would justify a modification of Clay’s spousal support obligation. We also find no abuse of discretion in denying Tamra’s request for trial attorney fees. Therefore, we affirm the district court with respect to both appeals, and we award Tamra $4000.00 in appellate attorney fees.