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Yearly Archives: 2020

Online Mandatory Parenting Classes Offered during COVID-19

By Apr 7, 2020 Posted in News

Online Mandatory Parenting Classes Offered during COVID-19 A new Supervisory Order was entered April 2, 2020, allowing the District Courts of the State of Iowa to approve attendance at online parenting courses in compliance with the Iowa laws mandating completion of a parenting course for cases involving child custody or visitation. Several District Court Chief Judges have issued Orders permitting parties to utilize online parenting classes in order to comply with the statutory requirement. These […]

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CHILD CUSTODY, CARE OR VISITATION DURING COVID-19

By Mar 31, 2020 Posted in News

CHILD CUSTODY, CARE OR VISITATION DURING COVID-19 Many people have asked questions regarding how to handle the child related provisions of their previously filed Court Order regarding custody, care and visitation during the current COVID-19 situation. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a Supervisory Order regarding this matter. The Iowa Supreme Court has stated that prior orders regarding custody, visitation or care schedules that are related to school/summer schedules shall be […]

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Our Continued Commitment to Provide Excellent Legal Services during COVID-19:

By Mar 17, 2020 Posted in News

On behalf of our Team at Simpson Legal Group, LLC, our hearts go out to all of those impacted by COVID-19.  Our Team focus, as always, is on the health and safety of our employees and clientele, while providing excellent legal services.   We recognize that the situation is changing rapidly, and, in an effort to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have decided to take on a different approach […]

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Landlords Beware of the Companion Animal  

By Feb 26, 2020 Posted in Articles

Generally, landlords have the authority to prohibit tenants from bringing a pet onto the rental premises.  Conversely, landlords may utilize a lease provision which requires a tenant to pay a pet security deposit as well as a monthly fee to keep the pet in the rental unit. However, a situation may arise where a tenant requests to live with a companion animal as part of a treatment plan for a mental or emotional disability. The Fair […]

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Should We Put This in Writing? Enforceability of Oral Contracts

By Jan 29, 2020 Posted in Articles

Common public perception is that no legally binding contract exists between two or more parties who engage in a “handshake” deal absent a written agreement.  However, a court may rule that oral contracts are enforceable.  The party seeking to enforce the contract must establish three basic elements:  an offer, consideration, and acceptance of the offer.  Consideration is either a benefit given or to be given to the person who makes the promise [or some other […]

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