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Navigating Emotional Challenges During the Holidays After Divorce

By Dec 8, 2023 Posted in Divorce

The holidays can be incredibly difficult for those who have recently divorced. Feelings of loss, sadness, and even anger can become more intense as co-workers and friends celebrate with their families. This experience is common, and these feelings are normal as you adjust to your new life. Fortunately, you are not alone; many others have gone before you. As a family law firm built on three decades of experience, we have seen what works and […]

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Common Terms Used in Family Law and What They Mean

By May 15, 2023 Posted in Child Custody

The practice of family law can be broad and covers issues including prenups, divorce, and child custody agreements. Although knowing all the terms in the area can be difficult, and you are certainly not expected to, your attorney handles all the legalese on your behalf. To discuss options on your family law needs, connect with an Iowa family law attorney from Simpson Legal Group, and read on to learn common terms you might hear during […]

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What Are the Different Types of Spousal Support 

By Apr 30, 2023 Posted in Divorce

One of the most impactful aspects of divorce is the division of assets and the determination of responsibilities regarding spousal support. Understanding what types of spousal support are available in Iowa and in what circumstances will help to inform you through the process. If you have further questions or would like to learn how to protect your interests, an Iowa alimony lawyer from Simpson Legal Group is standing by.  Traditional Spousal Support  Traditional support payments […]

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The Effects of Social Media on Divorce

By Feb 28, 2023 Posted in Divorce

Maintaining an online record of what happens in our lives through social media is an increasingly common practice, whether through Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or any other social media platforms. Unfortunately, while social media might present a great time-filling form of entertainment, it can also negatively impact relationships. Social media has been involved in the breakup of an increasing number of marriages.  An experienced divorce attorney from Simpson Legal Group, LLC can help advise you […]

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How to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

By Nov 30, 2022 Posted in Newsletter

Going through a divorce entails the separation of you and your spouse, not only in terms of your marriage but also your personal property and sometimes debt. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your divorce proceedings do not negatively impact your credit, which could be detrimental to your ability to purchase a home and make other important financial decisions in the future.  To protect your best interests, it is helpful to work with an […]

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Ways to Handle Custody During the Holidays

By Nov 15, 2022 Posted in Newsletter

Co-parenting at any time of year can be difficult, but during the holidays, custody disagreements and issues can be especially difficult to deal with. Everyone wants to be with their loved ones on the holidays, and when a child custody agreement splits a child’s time between parents, one party will naturally be missing out.  The best way to minimize stress and disputes associated with child custody around the holidays is by working with an experienced […]

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How Is Child Support Determined?

By Oct 31, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

Child support is the amount a parent pays to the person who is their child’s primary caretaker. Each state calculates child support according to its guidelines. In Iowa, the income share method is used to calculate child support. This is so that both parents are held responsible for the care of their child.   What Is Considered In Child Support Calculation Following is a list of some criteria used to determine how child support is paid […]

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6 Tips On Dealing With Divorce Grief

By Oct 15, 2022 Posted in Divorce

6 Tips On Dealing With Divorce Grief It is common to hear about the anger associated with divorce, but it is unusual to hear about the grief that often accompanies this significant life event. In reality, divorce can cause many emotions, not the least of which is grief. It is the separation of a union that was intended to last “until death do we part,” and dealing with the aftermath of separation can cause tremendous […]

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Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

By Sep 30, 2022 Posted in Articles

People experience many emotions when going through a divorce. However, as their rights to their children, money, and other assets are called into question, many people act in ways that are contrary to their nature. Because of this, we offer the following “do’s and don’ts” for anyone going through a divorce. What You Should Do When going through a divorce, it is best to keep a level head, and Stay busy! A divorce can take […]

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Negotiating a Back to School Parenting Plan

By Sep 15, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

Negotiating a Back to School Parenting Plan Co-parenting after a divorce can prove a daunting task, even when both parents are very involved with their children. The key to successful co-parenting is to keep an open line of communication and create a plan that both parties can live with. We have been involved with drafting and revising many parenting plans at Simpson Legal Group, LLC. Review Your Divorce Decree The first place to start is […]

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