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In re Marriage of Gaynor

Court of Appeals of Iowa

January 23, 2019

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF JULIE ANN GAYNOR AND WILLIAM JEFFREY GAYNOR Upon the Petition of JULIE ANN GAYNOR n/k/a JULIE ANN MEYER, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning WILLIAM JEFFREY GAYNOR, Respondent-Appellee.

          Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Jeffrey L. Larson, Judge.

         A former wife appeals an order modifying the child support and post-secondary-education subsidy provisions of the dissolution decree.

          Julie Ann Meyer, Oakland, self-represented appellant.

          J. Joseph Narmi, Council Bluffs, for appellee.

          Considered by Vogel, C.J., Tabor, J., and Danilson, S.J.

          TABOR, JUDGE.

         Julie Meyer appeals the district court ruling on her petition to modify the 2010 decree dissolving her marriage to William Gaynor. Her petition, filed in June 2017, asked the court to determine postsecondary-education subsidies for their two children, R.G. (now age twenty) and C.G. (now age eighteen).[1] The court reserved jurisdiction to do so in the decree.

         In November 2017, without holding a formal hearing, the district court ordered William to pay postsecondary-education subsidies of $1000 for R.G. and $3000 per year for C.G.'s sophomore, junior, and senior years in college. In its findings of fact, the court stated William agreed to those amounts.

         The order also included the following findings of fact:

3. The dissolution decree specifically states that child support would end when the children reach the age of 18 or graduate from high school.
4. All of the children were homeschooled and therefore all of them graduated from high school before they reached the age of 18.
5. The language of the dissolution decree and Iowa law would require that child support terminate when each of these children graduate from high school.
6. William continued to pay child support after the children graduated from high school and after they started their college education.

         On appeal, [2] Julie asks us to "reassess the amount of postsecondary education subsidy attributed to William and modify the order to require that both parents share equally in this responsibility." See Iowa Code ยง 598.21F (2017). She also argues the district court mistakenly concluded William's child support obligation ended when the children graduated from high school before they reached the age of majority. She contends that conclusion in the modification order ...


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