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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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    • How Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact My Alimony Payments?

      Beginning New Years Day, 2019, the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) go into effect. Among the reforms that the TCJA provides is a radical shift in how the age-old alimony tax deduction ...

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    • Can Your Child Pick Which Parent to Live With?

      A divorce can be a difficult and uncertain time for couples deciding to split. There are many decisions to be made during the divorce process, and for parents, one of the most important ones is their ...

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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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    • 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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    • Factors for Dividing Property Upon Divorce in Iowa

      When a couple gets divorced in Iowa, issues related to property division are resolved using principles of equitable distribution. Iowa law requires courts to divide marital assets “equitably” between ...

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    • Top 3 Reasons Couples Get Divorced

      No one who gets married thinks they’re going to get divorced, but reportedly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Why is there a discrepancy between the number of people who say “as long as we both ...

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    • Pitfalls of a DIY Divorce

      The concept of divorce is simple: you take two spouses, and you separate their lives; however, the actual divorce process is much more complicated. In this blog post, a Des Moines divorce lawyer will ...

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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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