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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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How To Navigate Divorce If You Have A Family Business

By Aug 31, 2022 Posted in Divorce

Divorces are tough no matter the circumstances, but when a family business is involved, matters become even more complicated. Not only do you have to decide who gets what regarding your personal items, but you also have to contend with how your livelihood will be affected. At Simpson Legal Group, LLC, we assist business owners facing a divorce in navigating the process, so they best protect themselves and their source of income. Decide What You […]

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How To Move Forward Financially After Divorce

By Aug 15, 2022 Posted in Divorce

A divorce can be life-altering in many different ways, including your finances. Untangling your money and assets from those of a former spouse can take time and planning, and having an attorney that knows how to steer you in the right direction is crucial. At Simpson Legal Group, LLC, we help our clients to move forward financially after divorce. Listed below are some steps a newly divorced or soon-to-be-divorced person should take to prepare themselves […]

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Who gets the house in a divorce?

By Jul 29, 2022 Posted in Divorce

The division of assets in a divorce can be extremely contentious, and often the issue of who gets to keep the house is at the heart of the disagreement. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question as certain matters must be considered to determine who gets the family home in a divorce. The attorneys at Simpson Legal Group explain what these factors are.  Agreement Between the Parties The courts in Iowa encourage parties […]

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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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Can Prenuptial Agreements In Iowa Determine Child Custody?

By Jun 15, 2022 Posted in Prenuptial Agreements

Before walking down the aisle, some couples enter into a contract known as a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements allow the future bride and groom to decide beforehand how their assets will be divided should they ever go through a divorce. While this can be advantageous for various reasons, there are some matters that should not be addressed in a prenuptial agreement, and one of them is child custody.  Enforceability of Child Custody Provisions In Prenuptial […]

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