Q: Adultery in the state of Iowa
What recourse does a husband have in Iowa if his wife is openly committing adultery and refuses to stop?? The only respite she is offering is a divorce for which the husband has to pay along with losing half of the assets. She is openly mocking him by saying that in Iowa, he is screwed by the law and has no recourse.
Iowa is a "no-fault" state, meaning that adultery, etc., cannot be used against an opposing party in divorce proceedings. Additionally, Iowa is a "marital property" state, meaning that any assets, aside from specific exemptions (including inheritances kept in separate accounts), acquired during the marriage are considered to be property of both parties in the marriage.
Generally speaking, parties pay for their own attorney's fees in Iowa divorce actions. There are variances to this which can lead to one party being tabbed with the other's bill or portions of the bill, but typically a party is responsible for the fees that they have generated with their own attorney in the divorce.
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