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Case No. 21-0228

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In re Marriage of Van Voorst

Amber D. Van Voorst, Petitioner Appellant

Dougls L. Van Voorst, Respondent Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Jenny L. Winterfeld

Attorney for Appellee

Elizabeth A. Row

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O'Brien County, Nancy L. Whittenburg, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON APPEAL; AFFIRMED AND REMANDED ON CROSS-APPEAL.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (14 pages)

            In a dissolution-of-marriage action, a wife appeals the district court’s property division and spousal support awards.  On cross-appeal, the husband appeals the spousal support award and denial of trial attorney fees.  He also seeks appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS:  The unequal property division was equitable in light of the conservative spousal support award.  The spousal support award was reasonable in light of the parties’ circumstances.  The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the husband his request for trial attorney fees.  Husband is entitled to twenty-five percent of his appellate attorney fees, and accordingly the case is remanded to determine the amount.

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