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Monthly Archives: June 2017

New Law Alert: Revisions to the Iowa Code regarding Parenting Courses and Attorneys Fees for Contempt Actions relative to Support

By Jun 30, 2017 Posted in News

In the next few weeks we will be reviewing the changes to the Iowa Code regarding new laws, or amendments to existing laws, that occurred during this legislative session.  This alert addresses the mandatory parenting class and potential awards of attorney’s fees and court costs for contempt actions relative to support. Relative to the mandatory parenting class, divorcing parties have, for several years, been required to take a mandatory approved parenting class as part of their divorce […]

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Congratulations to Shannon Simpson for Attaining the Highest Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell

By Jun 14, 2017 Posted in News

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings allow attorneys to complete anonymous peer reviews where they rate fellow lawyers on a 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) scale in five categories: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience. Attorneys also answer whether or not they believe the lawyer they are reviewing has very high ethical standards. An AV Preeminent is the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank […]

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Moving? It May Affect your Custodial Arrangement Even if it is Less than 150 miles Away!

By Jun 9, 2017 Posted in Articles

  Many people who go through a divorce, and are awarded primary physical care of their children (i.e. the children live primarily with one person and have visitation with the other), sometimes face a potential move/relocation to another area of the state. The question then arises, “Can the custody of my children be modified due to my move?” The answer is maybe. In Iowa there is a law that states that if the custodial parent […]

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