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
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
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
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
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
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
There are resources available to help you. For starters, the Iowa Judicial Branch has forms available for folks to represent themselves. Link: http://www.iowacourts.gov/For_the_Public/Representing_Yourself_in_Court/DivorceFamily_Law/Forms/index.asp Also, the Iowa State Bar Association has a...View More
My fathers wife is greedy. She kissed our butts while they were dating. The moment they were married it all changed. She had him do everything for her and her kids. She has 4 kids whom have significant others, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She pays for anything they ask for. Her 1st... View More
Your step-mother may, or may not, be able to take the items that are listed in yours and his names. It depends on when the item was purchased, and how title to that items got into your and his names. If the item was purchased before he and your stepmother were married, then it is...View More
Man owns a mobile home. His mother and girlfriend live in the same home. His girlfriend pays rent and other bills. His mother does not. His mother attacks his girlfriend and he gets in the middle to prevent more physical harm to the girlfriend. Mother calls cops. Cops arrest man. Can man sell his... View More
It is not necessary to sell your mobile home in order to evict your mother. There is an eviction process which a lawyer can help you with. The lawyer is allowed contact with the protected party and can therefore effectuate the eviction.
It is probably not illegal for your mom to threaten to kill herself. If she threatened you, that would be illegal. However, you might considering calling a suicide prevention hotline and asking for help. The police may also be able to help.
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