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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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How Long Do People Have to Pay Spousal Support?

By Apr 1, 2023 Posted in Alimony

In the state of Iowa, spousal support takes on one of the following four forms: traditional, rehabilitative, reimbursement, and transitional. The first is often reserved for couples where one spouse was a stay-at-home parent who may be unable to obtain gainful employment and requires long-term and potentially permanent support. Rehabilitative spousal support helps one spouse advance their education and training to obtain employment through short-term assistance. Reimbursement support is when one spouse reimburses the other […]

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Common Tax Issues with Divorce

By Mar 15, 2023 Posted in Divorce

The process of going through a divorce is both time-consuming and often stressful because it will generally have long-term, even life-long implications. When going through the division of assets and liabilities, it is important to consider the role that taxes play. If you are going through a divorce, it is helpful to speak with a local Iowa divorce lawyer familiar with the role taxes will play in your divorce like those from Simpson Legal Group.  […]

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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 Talk to Your Children About Divorce

By Feb 15, 2023 Posted in Divorce

Determining how to discuss your pending divorce with your children can be one of the most important decisions that will have the most prolonged impact on your children. A poorly managed divorce can result in an extensive and damaging process for all parties, especially children. Disruptions in a child’s life due to divorce can result in long-term issues and schisms in the family, highlighting the importance of carefully managing a divorce when children are involved.  […]

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What is Common Law Marriage and How Does it Work?

By Jan 31, 2023 Posted in Newsletter

Common law marriage is a term that is used relatively often; however, how it is applied within the context of disputes like separation or child custody agreements is often difficult to determine. Under the Iowa Administrative Code Ch. 73, common law marriage is defined as “a social relationship between a man and a woman that meets all the necessary requisite of a marriage,” excepting that is was not “solemnized, performed or witnessed by an official […]

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How Long Does it Take to Finalize a Divorce? 

By Jan 17, 2023 Posted in Divorce

If you are approaching the divorce process, or have already begun, one of the main questions on your mind may be, how long will it all take? While it would be great if we could offer you a clear-cut, one-size-fits-all answer, that is impossible as the answer is: it depends. Some divorces proceed in line with the norm. After meeting state eligibility and other requirements and filling, it has a mandatory 90-day waiting period before […]

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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 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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