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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • IOWA FAMILY LAW APPELLANTS DON'T FARE WELL IN RECENT RELEASE OF OPINIONS

    Iowa Court of Appeals affirms 100% of trial court family law decisions in most recent release of opinions June 30th, 2013 The most recent set of Iowa Appellate decisions were released on June 26, 2013, and an all too familiar theme was again present when it came to family law matters. Out of the seven family law decisions released ALL seven decisions were affirmed or upheld. This striking ...
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  • IOWA COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS USE OF STRAIGHT LINE DEPRECIATION

    Iowa Court of Appeals holds that straight line depreciation of equipment should be used when calculating a self employed parties' income June 29th, 2013 In a June of 2013, decision the Iowa Court of Appeals again upheld the use of straight line depreciation of equipment when calculating a self-employed parties' income for child support purposes. In In re the Marriage of Brauns, the father operated ...
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  • IOWA SUPREME COURT ADOPTS CHANGES TO CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

    At Direction of Child Support Review Committee Iowa Supreme Court Adopts Changes to Child Support Guidelines June 28th, 2013 Pursuant to the recommendations of the Iowa Child Support Review Committee's 2012 recommendations, new child support rules will go into effect on July 1, 2013. Although not major, the following significant changes will take place: 1) The minimum support amount for a parent ...
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  • DON'T ACT A FOOL IN MIDDLE OF CUSTODY BATTLE

    Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds Dad Getting Primary Care June 27th, 2013 Annissa Robinson had been the primary physical caregiver to her children during the parties' six year marriage. However, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's decision to vest physical care of the parties' minor children with their Dad. In reaching the decision the Court noted that "stability and continuity of ...
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  • IOWA RULING UPHOLDS MARITAL INVASION OF PRIVACY AWARD

    Iowa Ruling Upholds Marital Invasion of Privacy Award June 25th, 2013 The Iowa Supreme Court, in a December 2008 ruling, upheld a $22,500 invasion of privacy award to a wife whose husband had secretly videotaped the activities in her bedroom. The Court ruled that there is a reasonable expectation of privacy when you are in your bedroom. Jeff and Cathy were in the process of dissolving their ...
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