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...
Step-Parent Adoption in Iowa

Step-Parent Adoption in Iowa

Step-parent adoption in Iowa is a fairly straightforward process, especially with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Adopting your step-child can be a time of joy for both the child and new parent, providing security and stability to the whole...
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...