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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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    • Modifying Terms of Your Divorce Settlement

      When divorce proceedings come to an end, it won’t necessarily mean you don’t have to see your ex in court again. When a court issues its final judgment regarding the dissolution of your marriage, it ...

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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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    • Modifying Terms of Your Divorce Settlement

      When divorce proceedings come to an end, it won’t necessarily mean you don’t have to see your ex in court again. When a court issues its final judgment regarding the dissolution of your marriage, it ...

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    • How To Get Sole Custody in Iowa

      Divorce is a stressful event in the life of two individuals and can be even more complicated when children are involved. A primary goal for many parents in a custody case is to get sole custody of ...

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    • How Moving Out Impacts Child Custody

      Considering a Child’s Best Interest One of the biggest issues in a divorce case involves the parties’ rights and responsibilities regarding custody over a minor child. A parent has a fundamental right ...

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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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    • Important Tips for Protecting Your Credit During Divorce

      Divorce can be an expensive endeavor. Besides court and legal fees, divorcees can expect to face new financial obligations. As a result, a person’s credit is vulnerable during such stressful ...

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    • How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided in Divorces?

      Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets Most states divide marital assets and liabilities according to the principles of “equitable distribution,” while other states use the “community property” ...

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    • How Student Debt is Treated in Divorces

      Student debt is a relatively new problem facing younger generations of Americans. In the past, attending college or university did not cost nearly as much as it does now. Today, most students find ...

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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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    • How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided in Divorces?

      Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets Most states divide marital assets and liabilities according to the principles of “equitable distribution,” while other states use the “community property” ...

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    • How Student Debt is Treated in Divorces

      Student debt is a relatively new problem facing younger generations of Americans. In the past, attending college or university did not cost nearly as much as it does now. Today, most students find ...

      Read More
    • Modifying Terms of Your Divorce Settlement

      When divorce proceedings come to an end, it won’t necessarily mean you don’t have to see your ex in court again. When a court issues its final judgment regarding the dissolution of your marriage, it ...

      Read More
    • Important Tips for Protecting Your Credit During Divorce

      Divorce can be an expensive endeavor. Besides court and legal fees, divorcees can expect to face new financial obligations. As a result, a person’s credit is vulnerable during such stressful ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided in Divorces?

      Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets Most states divide marital assets and liabilities according to the principles of “equitable distribution,” while other states use the “community property” ...

      Read More