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Your Iowa Divorce Laws 2017

Discover Your Iowa Divorce Laws and Save Time… ….by Understanding the Divorce Process in Iowa

 

Iowa Residency Requirement
According to the Iowa Divorce Laws and Iowa Divorce Guidelines, to get divorced in Iowa, the spouse filing the case must have been a resident of the state for one year before filing for divorce. However, if the defendant has been personally served with the petition for divorce and is a resident of Iowa, then there is no residency requirement for the plaintiff.

Time To Divorce
There is a waiting period of 90 days after filing the Iowa Divorce Forms and Iowa Divorce Papers before a divorce will be granted

Place of Divorce (Venue)
The case may be filed in:
County where either spouse resides

Iowa Grounds for Divorce
Grounds for divorce:
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

 

NOTE: Regardless of the reason of the breakdown of the marriage or the reason for filing for divorce in Iowa, the Divorce Do It Yourself Service will do divorces on an "Agreed" basis or a “Default” basis.

  • An Agreed Divorce , defined by Iowa divorce guidelines and Iowa divorce laws, is a scenario where the spouses agree on the terms of the divorce such as Iowa property distribution, Iowa child support, or Iowa child custody. Most of our clients (75%) prefer the Agreed Divorce method and both spouses sign the divorce papers and are agreed to the terms of divorce.

  • A Default Divorce , according to the Iowa divorce guidelines and Iowa divorce laws, is a divorce where the other spouse doesn’t sign the Iowa Divorce forms or Iowa divorce papers, he/she doesn’t do anything at all with the divorce. They simply default on the case and the spouse who files for divorce gets whatever was asked for in the original paperwork.

 

Iowa Divorce Resources
Here are the important divorce resources for Iowa:

 

Process to file for Divorce in Iowa
There are only three basic procedural steps to a divorce:

  • File Divorce Papers for Iowa (Iowa Divorce Forms)
  • Notify Spouse of your filing for divorce in Iowa
  • Attend your Iowa divorce hearing

 

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Your Iowa Child Custody Laws
Definitions: (source: divorce process in Iowa and IA divorce laws)

  • Visitation is the proposed plan the spouses have on WHERE the children will live and WHEN the children will see each parent
  • Legal Custody is the ability to make decisions in the life of the children. Such as, where the children will attend school and which church they will go to.
  • Physical Custody Is the choice of the location of where the children will live and which spouse they live with.

Iowa Child Custody in a shared arrangement, in one form or another, is the preferred method of our Iowa divorce customers. If a sole custody arrangement is to be considered, then there is usually a reason agreed upon by both parties that one parent is to have the children. Usually the financial status of a parent is not to be considered for allocating any parental rights and responsibilities. Shared Custody or Sole Child Custody may be awarded according to the best interests of the child.

Iowa Child Support Laws
If the parents are unable to agree to an amount of child support, there are guidelines that determine the amount of support based on the Iowa Child Support Guidelines. The guideline amount is presumed to arrive at an amount of support that is in the child's best interest. But, most divorcing spouses agree to a figure on their own, that will work just fine. Also, in most situations, -0- Child Support is OK if both spouses are working and can manage. This is also true for a Legal Separation in Iowa.

Iowa Child Support Calculator
You can calculate your child support in Iowa right here.

Local Court Filing Fees
Your Local Court filing fees are not included in the price of our service. To file your divorce in Iowa, the court fees must usually be paid when you file the divorce papers at your local county courthouse. It is best to call your local county court and ask what the fees are in your County to file for divorce. Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce service, using a Iowa divorce kit, using a divorce attorney (or divorce lawyer), or doing a nearly free divorce in Iowa, you will always be paying the local court fees.

Iowa Divorce Laws for Property Distribution
In an Uncontested "Agreed Divorce" or "Default Divorce" the property is divided so that both parties agree to the division. The main concern here is to agree to the property division so that it doesn’t create a fight that one party will want to go to a Iowa divorce lawyer or divorce attorney to make the case into a Contested Divorce. Then you will have to incur the fees of a lawyer too.

  • Debts Most divorcing spouses set out who will pay what debts as part of their marital settlement agreement during the divorce process, and close all of their joint accounts.
  • Iowa Alimony Laws (Iowa Spousal Support Laws) In an Uncontested Divorce, Alimony may be awarded to either spouse for their support and maintenance after the divorce. Both parties must agree to it. Since most spouses are working, alimony (if awarded at all), is usually for a shorter period of time, and smaller amount than in the past. In the Iowa divorce laws for alimony, it is possible for alimony to be paid in a lump sum payment of money or a payment plan. Alimony is not required for a person to get divorced in Iowa.

Missing Spouse in Iowa
If your spouse is missing or you cannot locate him/her, after diligent effort, you may still get a divorce in Iowa. It may involve the small expense of running a newspaper ad or something similar things. We help you through the process with our FREE Missing Spouse Package.

Wife’s Last Name Change
The wife may, if she opted to receive her Maiden Name back during the divorce. Our Divorce Service includes this name change in our service for FREE.

 

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