In Feb of 2016 i had a lawyer for some driving charges and then my son who was involved in a child in need of assistance proceeding had the same lawyer appointed to represent and act as his guardian ad litem for him in November of 2016. Then the same attorney sat on the bench of a juvenal court... View More
I e-filed for divorce on November 7th. On November 17th my estranged wife was served. I'm filing the necessary forms as per the family law case requirements order. I am just caught up on what I would file the form 230 proposed parenting plan under everything else is cut and dry
A Court will often look at the best interests of the child when determining whether a parent should be awarded custody or retain custody in a modification. If you are awarded custody in a prior court order, the burden for changing custody is often much higher. Each case is unique. Whether a...View More
In Iowa, the division of assets during a divorce is based on "equitable distribution," aiming for a fair distribution rather than an equal one. While properties acquired before marriage are usually seen as separate property, the situation you described has complexities. The house,...View More
My boys were wrongfully removed... We got evicted and they were removed 2 months later! In November it will be a year this case open and we have tried to fight them and show them the proof that placement is lying and abusing our children! My babies want to come home.. my husband has done... View More
Most pro bono legal services are provided through local legal aid clinics. These clinics have the training and resources to screen potential clients for indigency and to complete the necessary paperwork for those clients to proceed in court in forms pauperis. Many legal aid clinics handle cases...View More
If you suspect that your son has experienced abuse or inappropriate conduct while in foster care, it's crucial to act swiftly and decisively. Begin by reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities, such as your local law enforcement agency or the Iowa Department of Human Services...View More
The police if I keep going out with her. I go out with her in secret sometimes because I know they’ll say no. Can they call the police? And if they did what would happen? They said they would call if they ever find out I go to her house ever again.
In Iowa, the legal age of consent for sexual activity is 16. Since you mentioned you are 17, engaging in a consensual relationship with your partner, who is 22, might not necessarily lead to criminal charges based solely on age.
However, if your parents disapprove of the relationship and...View More
Is there an specific form for filing this petition after receiving approval from the judge/court? I recently just filed a motion seeking official approval to file the petition/affidavit for doing this? Cant find the name of the form that can be filled out and completed.
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... View More
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),...View More
boyfriend is on probation currently for 2 felonies. has a very extensive history of drug and alcohol charges, arson, burglary, theft, owi's. most recent charges almost 1 year ago. im concerned for my children. can i get full custody of them, or what is my best process? can i file to not have... View More
Do you currently have an attorney for the ongoing divorce? Or has this divorce process not yet started? If you have not retained an attorney or started the divorce process, I advise seeking one ASAP and having them file for divorce. From there, after some administrative hoops are jumped through...View More
I'm sorry for your loss. Your post remains open for three weeks. You may want to consider reposting under the Iowa Probate and Estate Planning sections. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but attorneys in those categories would be able to offer the most meaningful input. Good...View More
No. Your ex would not have any entitlement to your inheritance even if you were still married. However, if you still owe your ex anything for support or division of property or anything like that, your inheritance will be a collectible asset if it is given to you outright. If your inheritance...View More
My husbands ex for the past 11yrs has been going back and fourth on whether this kid is his or not. She was pregnant a couple months prior to him starting to date me. She told him it wasn't his kid during the pregnancy and for the first 5-6yrs of the kids life. At that point she started... View More
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