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Blog Posts in 2022

  • Am I Able to Annul My Marriage?

    There are many ways to end a marriage. You can get divorced, file for separation, or have the marriage annulled. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks. None of these options are, however, equal in their outcomes. For instance, both a divorce and an annulment end a marriage, but a separation keeps the marriage legal and official. This fact raises a question: If you want to end your marriage, ...
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  • Can I Lose My Inheritance in a Divorce?

    Divorce is an incredibly stressful experience. On one hand, it can bring about severe emotional distress, leading people into deep mental health woes for which they need treatment. On another hand, it carries many practice concerns, often revolving around money and property. It’s often confusing, trying to decipher which property you can keep and which you will lose. Some property is very ...
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  • Divorce Mediation vs Collaborative Divorce

    There are two main alternatives to a court-litigated divorce: divorce mediation and collaborative divorce . Both methods share the goal of keeping the divorcing couple out of the courtroom, which ultimately makes the divorce cheaper, faster, and mutually beneficial to both parties. However, there are many differences between mediation and collaborative divorce. The following is an overview of both ...
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  • 5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Most people believe divorce is a hotly contested legal battle that costs tens of thousands of dollars and takes years to finalize. However, many couples can resolve their differences through “divorce mediation” and avoid a heated dispute in court. Mediation involves a neutral third party—known as the “mediator”—who facilitates meetings between the couples to ensure they reach their own agreement. ...
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  • When Does Child Support End in Iowa?

    Although both parents are responsible for supporting their child(ren) after a divorce , the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent in order to provide care, shelter, food, and other resources for each child. However, making these monthly payments for many years to come can be financially daunting, which is why parents going through divorce wonder when will ...
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  • 3 Types of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in IA

    In Iowa, domestic violence occurs when someone commits assault against another person whom he/she has a specific relationship with, such as a current or former spouse, a current or former romantic partner, an individual who shares a child with an abuser, or a family or household member. Common examples of domestic abuse include: Causing injury or pain Insulting or offensive touching Placing ...
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  • Understanding How an Iowa Child Custody Judgement is Ordered

    Understanding How an Iowa Child Custody Judgement is Ordered Child custody can be one of the thornier issues in a divorce negotiation. When a couple splits and they have minor children, issues of visitation and custody will be primary. If couples can work together to reach an agreement without the need for intervention from the legal system, the process will move faster and come to an easier ...
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  • What are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?

    What are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce? An uncontested divorce provides couples with an amicable way to end their marriage without the conflict and animosity of a traditionally litigated divorce. No one gets married waiting for the day it will end in divorce. A marriage usually ends in a more gradual and subtle manner. The process to end a marriage is straightforward, but it’s not always ...
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