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Blog Posts in 2013

  • WHO GETS THE DOG IN IOWA DIVORCE?

    Iowa law treats dogs as personal property often leaving divorce litigants without judicial remedy November 5th, 2013 One of the most frequent inquries we receive has to do with who gets to keep the dog(s) or pet(s) in an Iowa divorce. While you may treat your dogs as children, the Iowa courts treat them as personal property. When faced with the issue the Iowa Court of Appeals stated, "[a] dog is ...
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  • KANYE WEST AIN'T NO PUNK HOLLAS WE WANT PRENUP

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to enter prenuptial agreement October 31st, 2013 Kanye West once so elegantly stated , "If you ain't no punk, holla we want prenup." Well, Kanye, almost ten years later you get the chance to show the world you "ain't no punk." A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that the husband and wife enter into before they get married that determines how much each party ...
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  • IOWA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES NEW DIVORCE RULINGS

    Iowa Court of Appeals Issues New Divorce Rulings August 21st, 2013 Iowa Court of Appeals Releases August 7, 2013 Rulings In Re the Marriage of Mulder The parties had two children, ages thirteen and fifteen. In addition they had considerable equity in their marital home. The court awarded the marital home to the mother, and ordered that she provide half of the net equity in the property to the ...
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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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  • 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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  • DON'T GIVE AWAY THE FARM IN YOUR IOWA DIVORCE

    Don't Give Away the Farm in Your Iowa Divorce May 7th, 2013 With skyrocketing land prices and high commodity prices it's important for any landowner or farmer to know how to protect their farm in a divorce action. As the recent decision in In Re the Marriage of McDermott shows, poor planning may leave a century or family farm open to division in a divorce case in Iowa. In McDermott the court had ...
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