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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Iowa Child Support - How to Stop or Lower with "step downs"

    How to stop or lower your Iowa child support when your child graduates from high school or turns 18 One of the most common inquiries we receive is about what steps must be taken to lower or terminate your Iowa child support when your child graduates from high school or turns eighteen. While common sense would suggest that one's Iowa child support obligation would automatically stop upon their ...
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  • Best Iowa Divorce Attorney?

    I often get asked by colleagues, clients, and friends as to who the best Iowa divorce attorney is. My answer is quite simple: it depends on the client. Different clients require different attorneys. Divorce is an area of the law where the title of attorney and counselor at law really applies. Often divorce litigants are at a low, if not the lowest, point in their life. Not only do they need solid ...
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    Three to five percent of the mammalian world is socially monogamous; thus, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the United States divorce rate is around 53% The true surprise lies in how closely monogamous males in the larger animal kingdom parallel certain males in the human race. Out of the 3-5 % of the monogamous mammalian world, a majority of the species are defined as "facultatively ...
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  • Iowa Alimony: The Great Mystery

    The great mystery of Iowa alimony often leads to frustration for Iowa divorce clients and attorneys alike. This just highlights the need for an experienced divorce attorney when dealing with a high asset or alimony case in Iowa. Iowa alimony is not an absolute right; an award depends upon the circumstances of each particular case. In Re Marriage of Fleener, 247 N.W.2d 219, 220 (Iowa 1976). Iowa ...
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  • Iowa Child Support - Can we just agree on an amount?

    One of the most common questions we field from Iowa divorce clients relates to Iowa child support agreements. Although some divorces are highly contested, there are a large amount of cases where the parents effectively communicate and reach mutually acceptable agreements regarding their divorce absent attorney or court intervention. Often times in these situations the parents desire that there be ...
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