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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Legal Separation Agreements–Will the Court uphold them if you go through a divorce? The answer is..Maybe..

By Aug 25, 2017 Posted in Articles

Under Iowa law, married couples can legally separate by filing a Petition for Separate Maintenance without getting an actual divorce. The couple agrees to all of the same terms they would agree to in a divorce and a Separation Agreement is prepared. The court accepts the Agreement when a Separate Maintenance Decree is filed. The Decree lets the court decide all of the same issues that are decided in an actual divorce case. You would […]

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Will Child Support be Lowered if Criminal Activity Causes a Reduction in Income? It Depends on Intent.

By Aug 18, 2017 Posted in Articles

A recent issue before the Iowa Court of Appeals was whether a person paying child support can have support reduced because of his/her own illegal actions that ultimately impact his/her pay. In a recent case a father was convicted of driving while intoxicated and his employer then changed his job position to one with a reduced pay. The law in Iowa states that a person cannot voluntarily reduce his/her own income to cause a change […]

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Child Support Revisions Approved by the Iowa Supreme Court

By Aug 15, 2017 Posted in Articles

Beginning January 1, 2018, new amendments to the Iowa Child Support Guidelines will go into effect.  Some of the important changes include: -What a parent is allowed to deduct for the portion of the child’s health insurance when calculating child support. -What deductions are allowed if a child is on Hawk-I for health insurance. -What the definition of gross monthly income for child support purposes is and how spousal support will factor into the child […]

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