Divorce can be very hard on your children. We trust that you are seeking the course of action you feel is best for your child, and we fight to enforce your position.
The Iowa court may order the non-custodial parent to pay an amount that is reasonable and necessary for supporting a child. The court considers:
However, the judge is also expected to follow the child support guidelines established by the Iowa Supreme Court. A judge must follow these guidelines unless doing so would be unjust or inappropriate. This is where Hope Law Firm, PLC comes in. We work to ensure that the child support order is appropriate for your personal situation and for the proper care of your child.
A Des Moines divorce attorney knows that Iowa law directs that the court must order a child custody award which includes liberal visitation rights. The child will then have the opportunity for continuing physical and emotional contact with both parents. Visitation can be waived if the court deems it likely to harm the child.
When establishing the custody arrangement that is best for the child, the court’s considerations include:
In Iowa, parents must attend a course about the effect of divorce on children within 45 days of the custody order.
You know what is best for your children, and we know how to work with you to achieve your goals. Contact Hope Law Firm, PLC.