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In re the Marriage of Peckumn
Jessica Peckumn, Petitioner-Appellee
Thomas Peckumn, Respondent-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant
Attorney for Appellee
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Greene County, Adria Kester, Judge. AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (10 pages)
Thomas Peckumn appeals the physical-care and monetary provisions of his dissolution of marriage decree from Jessica Peckumn. He contends that the equalization payment was inequitable based on a fortuitous appreciation of farm property and other minor miscalculations and that he should be awarded physical care. OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court’s distribution was fair under the circumstances, we reject Thomas’s argument about the fortuitous appreciation of the farm property. But we reduce the equalization payment to reflect miscalculations of the non-real estate assets and to account for taxes and advance attorney fees. And, promoting continuity of caregiving during the marriage, we affirm the physical care award to Jessica.