If you're beginning a divorce and you're already dreading the expense and the emotional turmoil of the process, take heart—you might be able to avoid most or all of it if you're a candidate for what’s known as an “uncontested divorce.”
While only 1% of marrying couples had prenuptial agreements in 2002, 33% of people now say they would consider signing a prenuptial agreement before marriage. No longer just a tool for the very wealthy, prenuptial agreements are helping many average-income couples protect their assets and plan for their
After a breakup or divorce, both parents have a continuing, legal obligation to financially support their children. Quitting one’s job or hiding income is not the answer to reducing child support. Attempts to shirk the financial responsibility to provide child support can ultimately backfire, and courts
Domestic violence is the single greatest cause of women’s injuries in Iowa. The Supreme Court of Iowa has stated that because domestic abuse reflects partners’ ability to listen to one another and respect one another’s feelings and opinions, domestic violence is a major factor when determining child custody.
Both Parents Pay Child Support In Iowa, both parents have a duty to support their child (or children). Although a court could order either parent to pay support, generally the noncustodial parent makes payments. The custodial parent remains responsible for child support too, but the law assumes that this parent spends the required amount directly on the child.
One of the saddest outcomes of the end of a relationship is that many parents are unable to move past their hard feelings and act in the best interest of their kids. Legions of emotionally wounded children can attest to this. The typical battleground? Child support. Two people who would be happier living