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    • International Adoption – Advance Processing

      What is Advance Processing? The United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recommends that all prospective parents file an application for “Advance Processing” before they ...

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    • Child Custody and Support Newsletters

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Post-Decree Modification of Child Custody

      Post-Decree Modification of Child Custody A court is guided by one principle when deciding the issue of child custody. That principle is the best interest of the child. The best interest of the child ...

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    • Modification of Custody based on Parental Unfitness

      Modification of Custody based on Parental Unfitness If subsequent to the time a court awarded joint or sole legal custody to a parent, the parent becomes unfit to have custody of the child, a court ...

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    • Child Custody and Support Newsletters

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Imputed Income for Child Support Determinations

      Imputed Income for Child Support Determinations In calculating how much child support should be paid to the custodial parent of a child, a count may consider not only how much money a parent is ...

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    • Garnishment in Child Support Actions

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Can I Prevent My Divorce in Iowa?

      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 ...

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    • The Impact of Social Media on Your Divorce

      Many of us use social media and check our feeds on various platforms dozens of times a day. Social media is not only fun, but it is also a useful tool that can help people stay connected and build or ...

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    • Three Things You Should Know Before Filing an Iowa Divorce

      After contemplating divorce for some time, you’re finally ready to start the filing process. However, before you begin downloading documents and signing dotted lines, there are a couple of things our ...

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    • What is Considered Domestic Violence in Iowa?

      Few things are as horrifying as domestic violence, which continues to claim millions of victims every year. Iowa state law defines domestic violence as assault which occurs between people who are ...

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    • Parental Liability for a Minor’s Torts

      A parent may be liable for a minor ‘ s torts. The parent may be found liable if the parent was negligent in their actions. The parent may be liable for an injury inflicted by the minor, if the injury ...

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