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Case No. 20-0068

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In re the Marriage of Flaherty

Shirley A. Flaherty, Petitioner-Appellee

Jeffrey B. Flaherty, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Gregg Geerdes

Attorney for Appellee

Donald E. Esser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Colleen D. Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (20 pages)

            Jeffrey Flaherty appeals the spousal support award and other economic provisions of a dissolution decree.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we find it equitable to affirm the amount of the monthly award of spousal support but modify its duration.  We reduce the property settlement owed to Shirley by $1750 to reflect the agreement of the parties.  We affirm the other provisions of the dissolution decree.  We deny Shirley’s request for an award of appellate attorney fees.

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