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Can I Prevent My Divorce in Iowa?

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One moment, you’re thinking you and your spouse can work out your differences despite recent struggles; the next moment, you receive a “dissolution of marriage” document from your spouse. You’re hurt that they’ve decided to throw in the towel, and you don’t think it’s the right choice for your marriage, so you ask yourself an important question, “Can I prevent my divorce from happening?” If you’re asking this question, you’ve come to the right place.

Divorce Rules in Iowa

Iowa adheres to a “no-fault” divorce policy. Filing for a no-fault divorce means no one party was “at fault” for causing the marriage breakdown. Additionally, a no-fault divorce policy means anyone can file for divorce no matter the reason.

While a no-fault divorce policy is good for those who want to file a “dissolution of marriage” document, it’s not suitable for spouses who wish to stay married. Essentially, a no-fault divorce is going to happen, and the spouse who wants to stay married has no power to stop the divorce proceedings.

Get Representation for Your Divorce

While you can’t stop your divorce from happening, you can prepare yourself for your divorce proceedings. It’s highly unlikely that your spouse made equitable stipulations in his or her divorce papers, so you’ll have to fight back if you want a better outcome.

The best way to prepare for your divorce is to talk to an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you draft a response to the “dissolution of marriage” document, ensuring you ask for what you think is fair. Additionally, a trusted lawyer can fight for your needs during and after your divorce process.

If you’re ready to talk to an attorney, call (515) 305-2772 to set up a consultation!