Handling Uncontested Joint Custody in a Divorce Proceeding

Lawyers and individuals talking about divorce proceedings have a tendency to focus on the worst-case scenarios. Advice from some attorneys, friends, or family members regarding how to proceed in divorce tends to focus on instances where all-out war was waged between spouses, or where one spouse is urged to anticipate that the other will be…

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Child Support

How Is Child Support Calculated in Iowa?

In a divorce, circumstances surrounding children often arise as the most contentious issues that parents must deal with. Aside from complicated issues of custody and visitation, non-custodial parents, and also parents who share the physical care,  must also figure out how much money they owe to the other parent in the form of child support….

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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Divorce?

While there are many reasons why a couple may decide to get divorced, one of the more serious ones is the presence of domestic violence in a relationship. While we typically think of domestic violence as physical violence, in reality it can include emotional and mental distress as well. For example, domestic violence may arise…

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Expediting Divorce Through a Marital Settlement Agreement

Caring and Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney Serving Clients in Cedar Rapids Going through a divorce is never an easy process. Psychiatrists and social scientists have repeatedly documented divorce as one of the most significant traumas that an individual can experience. The emotional, social, and physical changes that come with divorce can require extensive time and…

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Seeking a Restraining Order in the Iowa Courts

Compassionate and Trusted Family Law Attorney Serving the Cedar Rapids Area Sometimes in family relationships, one party becomes concerned that their spouse, partner, or child may cause them harm – or cause harm to someone they love. A current loved one may have a history of mentally unstable behavior and outbursts, or a wife may…

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Remarriage and Alimony: What Happens?

While divorce is an exceptionally difficult process, it can also mean the beginning of a new life. With time, most ex-spouses adjust to their new reality and even venture out into the dating scene yet again. For those individuals who are receiving alimony (often called spousal support) from a former marriage, the process of navigating…

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Representation for Children in Family Proceedings

In an ideal world, all divorce and custody proceedings would take place amicably, with parents agreeing on what is in the best interest of their child and working together, peacefully, to minimize the difficulties that their children face. Unfortunately for many, this is not the case. Emotions run deep, hurtful things are said, and children…

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4 Things to Bring to Your Family Law Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that may be used instead of going to trial or ahead of trial. During a mediation, both parties meet with their lawyers and a neutral third-party mediator. The mediator’s job is to help the parties find common ground. Issues addressed in mediation often do not need to…

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