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The Role of Email, Text Messages, and Social Media in Divorce

January 13, 2017
Filed in: Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law


The Role of Email, Text Messages, and Social Media in Divorce

Any of these means of electronic communication can, and frequently are, used as evidence in court during a dissolution of marriage or modification proceeding. When going through a divorce or modification action, expect that your electronic communication and social media will be scrutinized.

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Divorce & Bankruptcy: The Handmaidens of Misery

July 5, 2016
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Filed in: Alimony, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law


Divorce & Bankruptcy: The  Handmaidens of Misery

You have just gone through the misery of an emotionally draining divorce. The State Court by virtue of Decree after trial or by agreement has established the rights and liabilities related to marital debt — the unpaid credit cards, car loans, first and second mortgages on the house that neither you nor your ex-spouse can now afford as the family is no longer a two-income family.

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Keep your “Eyes” Peeled: Evidence in Iowa Divorces

June 20, 2016
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Filed in: Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law


Keep your “Eyes” Peeled: Evidence in Iowa Divorces

Clients will often inform us that they believe their spouse is involved in an extramarital relationship. They often follow up by saying, “Does it even matter? I heard that Iowa is a ‘no fault’ state.” Our answer is – when it comes to just being granted the divorce, Iowa is a no-fault state. But in every other aspect of the divorce, fault does matter.

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