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...
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...
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...
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...