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October 9, 2015

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Gibbons agrees to sell home, part of divorce decree

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Gov. Jim Gibbons and his wife, Dawn, in 2008.

CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has an agreement to sell his private home in Reno, which is one of the issues holding up his final divorce from Dawn Gibbons.

Gibbons said the sale is not final and the amount “is not nearly enough.” The home has been on the market for about a year. Gibbons said the tough economy has made it difficult to sell.

Under the divorce decree, the governor is obligated to split the money from the sale with Dawn. The amount of the proposed sale has not been disclosed.

Cal Dunlap, an attorney for Dawn Gibbons, said the sale is expected to close at the end of the week. A hearing is set in court in Reno for July 21 to examine the status of the divorce, which is not final until certain conditions are met.

Washoe County Family Court Judge Frances Doherty directed the governor in December last year to pay Dawn Gibbons $275,000 as her share of the couple’s property in Elko County.

Dunlap said the governor has yet to pay any of the $275,000.

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