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Category: Child Custody

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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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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Tips On Co-Parenting During Vacations

By Jul 18, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

Divorce is never easy, but when both parents prioritize the well-being of the children they share, everybody wins. This includes having a clear co-parenting plan in place during all life’s events, from everyday interactions to holidays and vacations. Following are some tips from the attorneys at Simpson Legal Group, LLC on effectively co-parenting from a divorce. Be Familiar With Your Divorce Decree If you have not already, one of the first things you should do is […]

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Custody Rights During Divorce

By Jun 30, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

If you are facing the end of your marriage and you have minor children, you are likely wondering how divorce will affect your custody rights. At Simpson Legal Group, LLC, we represent parents throughout the divorce process and help them maintain their relationship with their children. The good news is that the state of Iowa as a whole promotes children having a relationship with both parents whenever feasible. Custody, however, is broken down into two […]

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Child Care Expense Variance (IOWA) Recent Changes to the Iowa Child Support Guidelines

By May 31, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

Raising children is expensive, and if you are a working single parent of a young child, a large part of that expense is childcare. The average annual cost for an infant in a child care center was $10,131 in 2019, and it seems safe to assume it’s only gone up since then. Thankfully, the Iowa legal system has recognized the need for both parents to contribute to the cost of childcare and has made changes […]

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