Grounds for Divorce in Iowa

Grounds for Divorce in Iowa

When you decide to divorce, you’ll need to file a petition with the court. As part of that petition, you have to allege that 1) there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the legitimate objects of matrimony have been destroyed and 2)...
Understanding Iowa Alimony Laws

Understanding Iowa Alimony Laws

Alimony, commonly referred to as spousal support, may be ordered in any dissolution of marriage case. The court awards three types of alimony: Traditional, rehabilitative or reimbursement. The type of alimony order, if it is ordered, depends on several factors...
Types of Adoption in Iowa

Types of Adoption in Iowa

Iowa has four types of adoption: International, private domestic, foster care and step parent adoption. The type of adoption you choose depends on how you want to adopt and the age of the child. While children of all ages are available via all three methods of...
Common Law Marriage & Divorce in Iowa

Common Law Marriage & Divorce in Iowa

While common law marriage does exist in Iowa, it could be difficult to prove. The couple has to meet certain requirements for the courts to consider them married under common law. Additionally, once a couple is considered married under common law, they cannot simply...