Types of Adoption in Iowa

Types of Adoption in Iowa

Updated. Originally published Apr 12, 2019. 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...
Ten Reasons You Should Have a Will

Ten Reasons You Should Have a Will

Have you ever wondered “Why should I have a Will?” To understand the importance of a Will you must understand what happens to your property if you die without a Will. This is a summary and there are exceptions to the discussion which follows. For the...
Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

Iowa Statutes require you to take a mediation class and a parenting class. Counties may have different rules for the classes. District 6 counties include Linn, Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Tama and require both spouses to take the course within 45 days of filing...
The Key Differences: Divorce vs Annulment

The Key Differences: Divorce vs Annulment

If you cannot live as husband and wife, you have two choices: divorce or annulment. However, you can only get a marriage annulled under certain circumstances. A divorce ends a valid marriage while an annulment ends a marriage that was never valid according to state...