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  • Creating Consistent Rules for Your Children with Your Former Spouse
    Creating Consistent Rules for Your Children with Your Former Spouse

    Stability is an essential component for children and, after a divorce, it may feel like life is in a state of chaos. Uncertainty can make your children feel anxious about the future and ultimately ...

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  • What is Wasteful Dissipation of Marital Assets?
    What is Wasteful Dissipation of Marital Assets?

    Wasteful dissipation occurs when one spouse wastes or intentionally fails to protect marital assets. As simple as this may sound, proving wasteful dissipation of marital assets in court is actually a ...

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  • How Does a Court Determine Alimony?
    How Does a Court Determine Alimony?

    Alimony (or spousal support) is a court-ordered mandate for one party to financially support the other following a divorce. The court may grant temporary or permanent alimony; the length of time and ...

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  • Who Gets the Pet in an Iowa Divorce?
    Who Gets the Pet in an Iowa Divorce?

    As a state with a large number of agricultural professions, Iowa views animals as personal property. When a couple goes into a divorce without a prenuptial agreement, the judge will usually determine ...

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  • Consequences of Missing Child Support Payments
    Consequences of Missing Child Support Payments

    Financial Consequences for Missing Child Support When a spouse misses child support payments, the party who is entitled to receive child support can institute specific legal actions to enforce the ...

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