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Case No. 20-1526

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In re Marriage of Brown

Matthew W. Brown, Petitioner-Appellee

Susan K. Brown, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Theodore E. Karpuk

Attorney for Appellee

Anthony L. Osborn and Kecia C. Van't Hof

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Duane E. Hoffmeyer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (9 pages)

            Susan Brown appeals from the decree dissolving her marriage to Matthew Brown.  Susan limits her challenge to the spousal-support award, which she argues is insufficient.  Susan asked for $2100 per month for life, while Matthew proposed $750 per month for a term of five years.  The district court awarded Susan $900 per month of traditional alimony, which is to continue until she dies or remarries.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court’s determination of the spousal support equitable after considering all factors including the length of marriage, property division, and the earning ability of these parties.  We affirm the district court.

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