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Des Moines Property Division Lawyers

Guiding You Through the Divorce Process

The division of marital property in a divorce can be a complicated issue. If you are in disagreement with your spouse concerning how marital assets and debts should be divided, it is in your best interests to involve a competent divorce attorney.

At Hope Law Firm, we have handled thousands of Iowa divorce cases over the years. We are extremely adept at helping you through the process, no matter how complex and difficult it may appear to be. Our Des Moines property division attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and resources to protect your best interests whether through investigation, negotiation, or litigation.

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How Is Iowa Marital Property Divided?

Unlike some states which have enacted a 50-50 split, Iowa divides marital property through the concept of “equitable distribution.” This means that the court will divide the assets and debts based on what each party has contributed to the marriage and what the court considers to be fair. Since Iowa is a no-fault state, property division is not subject to considerations of marital misconduct unless that misconduct affected a spouse’s earning ability.

The court will consider many factors when it comes to deciding property division.

These factors may include:

  • The needs of the spouses
  • The duration of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s earning potential
  • Their ages and health conditions
  • Their current financial situations
  • Whether one spouse contributed to the other’s career education or training
  • Each spouse’s contributions to the marriage, including caring for children and the home

Marital property does not include what is termed “separate” property, which is the sole property of a spouse received as a gift or inheritance. All other assets, such as bank accounts, pensions, real estate, and other investments are subject to property division. Marital property also includes debts, which the court will apportion to each party based on his or her financial situation.

Bring Your Property Division Case to Hope Law Firm

We understand the complicated, often emotional issue of property division and how it can affect your future and that of your children. Our Des Moines divorce lawyers will work aggressively to protect your interests throughout every stage of the divorce process. When it comes to resolving your divorce issues, your choice of a lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. We invite you to learn more about our highly rated firm and how we can help you.

Reach out to Hope Law Firm at (515) 305-2772 for the legal help you need.

Why Hire Hope Law Firm?

  • We have a high success rate in handling complex divorce cases.

  • We take an aggressive approach & have a proven track record.

  • We treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect.

  • We offer payment plans & flexible hours to meet your needs.

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