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Q: What steps can I help a 16yr old who is begging for help to not be in an unhealthy home?

He cried on my couch to not make him go home and sent messages to my daughter making sure we will come get him. And not leave him. In that home anymore. We just need pointed to who can help. I already talked to dhs. The kid is home schooled with zero outside interaction.

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Iowa on
Q: When is a lease agreement legal under text messages?
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Iowa on
Q: In Iowa if i’m 19 am I able to have a handgun given to me from a family member and keep it at my house?

I’m 19 and live on my own with no parent or guardian in the household. Gun will be used for self defense/protection of home. Nothing on my record that would disqualify me from owning a gun.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Iowa on
Q: In the state of Iowa if a parent has 0 custodial rights do they need to pay child support?

I pay child support for my child, I moved to the state of Tennessee for a bit, my wage went from 19.00 an hour in iowa to 8.30 an hour in Tennessee. I tried getting the amount I had to pay modified and when the modification was figured up they actually raised it 30.00 a week to pay for arrears and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Traffic Tickets for Iowa on
Q: Hello I just have a few questions on what it takes to appeal a court order to suspend my license after a speeding ticket

I received a speeding ticket for doing 30 over in a 65, then after a few months I received something from the Iowa. Stating they're talking about pulling my license for 3 months, but there's an option to appeal. I've never dealt with the courts before. This is the first I've... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Iowa on
Q: Opening a quilting business, and I want to sell basic patterns, how would I check if it is too similar to a ©️ pattern

I intend to start a retail quilting/diy store; if I base a design off of an idea that I’ve seen (Pinterest, family quilts, magazines, in-store etc) if I made something that was similar, but I didn’t follow their directions, (or theoretically, if I did) could I be infringing on copyrights of... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Iowa on
Q: I have a Trial coming up because Iowa child support Recovery Unit did a modification to the child support

I currently receive so my Ex requested a trial.

I’m just getting very bad anxiety about this because I don’t have a lawyer and I don’t know what is all going to happen etc..

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Iowa on
Q: My husband and I plan to adopt our nephew at birth he is kin within the 4th degree. My husband has 2 felonies from

Well over 5 years ago. They are not forceable and have no relation to children or abuse. Do we need to complete a home study?

0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Iowa on
Q: Medical gaslighting, failure to diagnose/treat, constitute malpractice or is there more needed?

explained that i had an emotional trauma from a family event that caused a shift in my cognition and has been chronically there but when i told the doctor they said its just part of my psychosis. further i tried again to explain my symptoms, the first time with lack of vocabulary and the third time... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Iowa on
Q: If I have visitation and the mother of my child has covid, do both have to go into quarantine? What about visitation?

If the mother is not quarantined with the child can I take legal action for negligence if I get covid?

0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Iowa on
Q: Is it legal for a specialist to reject a referral because of out of network?

My wife has been having bad seizures. We wanted to get a referral to a neurologist in the Genesis group. Got notification that we were rejected I called to find out why thinking it was a mistake. The receptionist told me they were not accepting referrals from outside of network I asked what I was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Iowa on
Q: My nephew is involved in a lawsuit, found out they are being followed and videos recorded and pictures taken is it legal
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 6, 2022

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the type of lawsuit and the relevance of the videotaping. If it involves an injury case, it is permissible for investigators from insurance carriers to observe claimants in public places without... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Probate for Iowa on
Q: My dad died in 2020 with a will leaving property to his wife she died 6mths later the can I be charged twice for closing

dad's estate and then step mom's same properties. I am a daughter of dad's and beneficiary.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Iowa on
Q: Should I change my soon to be last name with my first name or should I wait until after I get married?

I am non-binary, and I was looking to change my first name to my preferred name before my wedding. I also wanted to take my partners last name. Is it possible for me to change my last name to his before we are married so I could do a single name change instead of one before and after the wedding?... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Iowa on
Q: I need my divorce decree from Hawaii. I'm trying to get a k1 visa. I sent to doh and they sent me a divorce certificate

but was missing the date the divorce was granted. Can I hire a lawyer in hawaii to get this and get it to me?

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