What is Family Law?

What is Family Law?

What is Family Law? Family Law is an area of legal practice that focuses on family relationships. You will work with a family law attorney in the case of divorce, child custody or visitation rights, adoption, emancipation or paternity. The most common cases seen in...
Types of Restraining Orders in Iowa

Types of Restraining Orders in Iowa

There are two types of restraining orders in Iowa for victims of abuse. The first, and most common, is a criminal no contact order, which is the result of a criminal case. The second type of restraining order is a civil protective order. Criminal No Contact Order A...
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...