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Category: Child Custody

Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Co-Parenting in Iowa

By Aug 15, 2023 Posted in Child Custody

Some divorces that involve children result in shared custody, based upon the recognition that children deserve meaningful and substantial relationships with both parents. However, shared custody typically requires more interaction between the parents. With busy schedules, and the daily challenges of raising children, this can lead to friction between co-parents, especially when the divorce is less than amicable. If you are facing some challenges when it comes to co-parenting, an experienced child custody lawyer can […]

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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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Common Mental Health Issues in Family Cases 

By Dec 15, 2022 Posted in Child Custody

Mental health can be an important deciding factor in many areas when it comes to family cases like divorce, financial support, or child custody. For example, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, or depression might impact one spouse’s ability to care for a child or could impact their capacity to provide financial support for themselves. While your family law attorney is not a mental health specialist, they do know how mental health issues might legally impact your […]

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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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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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