How to Legally Change Your Name in Iowa

How to Legally Change Your Name in Iowa

If you are over the age of 18, there are two ways to legally change your name in Iowa. The first can only be used in the case of divorce. The second option is open to anyone who qualifies as a legal adult. 1. Changing Your Name In a Divorce Case If you are looking to...
How to get an Annulment in Iowa

How to get an Annulment in Iowa

If you believe your marriage is not legally valid, you may qualify for an annulment in Iowa. Unlike a divorce, which is the end of a legal marriage, an annulment means you were never legally married to begin with. Grounds For an Annulment in Iowa To petition for an...
Single-Parent Adoption in Iowa

Single-Parent Adoption in Iowa

While the traditional American family may be made up of a mom, dad and kids, adoption laws in Iowa allow for people age 21 or older to adopt regardless of their marital status. This means that unmarried adults have the legal right to adopt. However, as an unmarried...
What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

While Iowa citizens know they should create Wills, the reality is not everyone gets to it before they pass on. If you die and you haven’t made a will yet, the state of Iowa has a plan for distribution of your possessions to your heirs in a process known as...