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...
Divorce Between Business Partners in Iowa

Divorce Between Business Partners in Iowa

When a couple who works as partners in a business gets divorced, the business could be adversely affected. One spouse may buy out the other spouse, or both could still work at the business, though that is not a likely situation unless the couple is parting on very...
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...