Divorce & Bankruptcy: The Handmaidens of Misery


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


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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A Quick Look at Iowa’s Fast Track Litigation Process


A Quick Look at Iowa’s Fast Track Litigation Process

When someone gets hurt as the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s generally a requirement to litigate his or her claim to the extent that it exceeds the Iowa District Court small-claims limit of $5,000.00.

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Dealing with Difficult Exes? Get Them Charged with Contempt.


Dealing with Difficult Exes? Get Them Charged with Contempt.

No attorney can guarantee 100% compliance with a court order, but we do have remedies for non-compliance. That remedy comes in the form of “contempt” — more legally referred to as an Application for Order for Rule to Show Cause.

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5 Tips for Staying Out of Trouble when Getting a Divorce


5 Tips for Staying Out of Trouble when Getting a Divorce

The key exception in these situations is if direct physical harm or significant emotional harm to your child or yourself will likely result from such contact with your ex. Remember, judges hear in virtually every case, “my ex is crazy” or “my ex is verbally abusive”. Those claims only influence the judge if there is clear evidence of direct harm to a child or yourself.

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Could Your Status Updates Cost You Your Children?


Could Your Status Updates Cost You Your Children?

The persona you present on Facebook could be the very picture that is painted of you at trial. Are you the sum of your status updates? Hopefully not. Your goal should be to avoid helping the other party gather evidence to use against you.

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