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.
answered on Dec 2, 2021
Google Iowa court forms. The site has legal forms for unrepresented parties.
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... Read more »
answered on Oct 11, 2021
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),... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
If you attempted suicide and *succeeded,* you would be dead. Can't really get in trouble if you're dead, right?
That you're asking this question therefore suggests that you're considering "attempting" suicide *without* succeeding. (I'd call that more of... Read more »
Moms a couple of time. On top of this I am paying for child support what should I do
answered on Dec 8, 2020
If the child is going to remain with you, then the appropriate steps would be to;
1. File a Motion to terminate with Court who currently has jurisdiction over the case.
2. Transfer the existing case to your state of residence by Registering the order in the state court in your... Read more »
My aunt bullied me out of everything
answered on Nov 9, 2020
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Nov 5, 2020
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... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2020
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... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2017
Legally none. At least not as you've described the situation. Practically you could try doing what he says. After all isn't he paying the bills.
The estates were probated and settled. Years later a number of trust accounts have appeared as Iowa unclaimed property. The accounts have been mostly depleted with some positive balance.
Q 1. Who is responsible for the error?
Q2. If the accounts were valued more at the death of... Read more »
answered on Jun 19, 2017
If there were a TRUST at the time of passing, the successor Trustee should have managed this -- it would NOT have gone through or been the responsibility of the Estate representatives.
This highlights the importance of people keeping their records in order to insure their heirs will know... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2017
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2017
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2017
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.
answered on Feb 17, 2017
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.
My niece has gotten a hold of us and has been asking if I can get custody of her. The adopted family does not want her anymore. I need some type of advice on what can I do to get custody of her. Her dad used to have custody of but lost her she is 16 year old and can make her own decision. Please... Read more »
answered on Aug 12, 2016
Your options are few and very difficult to achieve. You could attempt to establish a guardianship in Iowa if that is where she is living. Her parents would have to consent to the guardianship if you can't prove that they are unfit. Even though she is 16 it doesn't mean she gets to pick... Read more »
Can he go to jail for talking to me when I'm 16 and he's 20
answered on Aug 12, 2016
Not likely, as long as you two are not doing anything illegal including him having you out past a city or town curfew, and your parents tell you that you can't leave the house but you do to go hang out with him, it is unlikely he gets arrested for you two simply being in the same vicinity of... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2016
You technically can do that yourself, but I think it's worth your getting a legal consultation to make sure that you get a checklist/don't miss a step.
LAMBDA may have a local group that could assist. Other than that, you pay for publication of a legal notice, pay for a court... Read more »
The mother told the school she is the primary caregiver. In order for the school to share information with me about my son they want me to ger proof from a judge. Isn't my divorce decree legal evidence that I have the same rights as the mother does as far as my child's care?
answered on Nov 6, 2015
There is a difference between which of you has primary custody and who is the actual primary caregiver. If the former is what the school wants, the decree is what they would need. If they want the latter, the judge probably wouldn't know in any event.
3 years ago my daughters mom starved our daughter to the point of becoming unresponsive and having the hospital call dcs on her. At that time I had not taken her to court yet for child custody and got to see her maybe once a week for a couple hours. Since then I have obtained full custody of my... Read more »
answered on Nov 5, 2015
These are not just basic questions about the law. It was a civil case of child neglect, not a criminal one. It will not be easy for her to get more time, in my opinion.
answered on Nov 4, 2015
No. Unless the children are being adopted, his duty to pay child support doesn't depend upon whether he has any "parental rights", or whether he has attempted to "sign away" such rights.
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