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Part 2:  Covid-19, Your Divorce & Your Child’s Stimulus Payment

By May 1, 2020 Posted in News

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, most Americans are eligible for a one-time stimulus check (also called Economic Impact Payment) of up to $1,200, with married couples getting up to $2,400. Families will get an additional $500 per child.  We previously discussed the individual payments in Part 1 of our Series.  So what about the child’s portion of the stimulus payment? How does your divorce affect that payment?  The new law […]

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Part 1:  Covid-19, Your Divorce & Your Individual Stimulus Payment  

By Apr 24, 2020 Posted in News

Part 1:  Covid-19, Your Divorce & Your Individual Stimulus Payment  The Federal Government has now started sending Stimulus payments to help taxpayers during these unprecedented times.  How this may affect your divorce may depend on where you are currently in your divorce proceeding.  Three areas that couples should be aware of are: (1) couples who are now divorced and filed individual returns, (2) couples who have completed their divorce proceeding but a ruling has not […]

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Online Mandatory Parenting Classes Offered during COVID-19

By Apr 7, 2020 Posted in News

Online Mandatory Parenting Classes Offered during COVID-19 A new Supervisory Order was entered April 2, 2020, allowing the District Courts of the State of Iowa to approve attendance at online parenting courses in compliance with the Iowa laws mandating completion of a parenting course for cases involving child custody or visitation. Several District Court Chief Judges have issued Orders permitting parties to utilize online parenting classes in order to comply with the statutory requirement. These […]

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CHILD CUSTODY, CARE OR VISITATION DURING COVID-19

By Mar 31, 2020 Posted in News

CHILD CUSTODY, CARE OR VISITATION DURING COVID-19 Many people have asked questions regarding how to handle the child related provisions of their previously filed Court Order regarding custody, care and visitation during the current COVID-19 situation. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a Supervisory Order regarding this matter. The Iowa Supreme Court has stated that prior orders regarding custody, visitation or care schedules that are related to school/summer schedules shall be […]

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Our Continued Commitment to Provide Excellent Legal Services during COVID-19:

By Mar 17, 2020 Posted in News

On behalf of our Team at Simpson Legal Group, LLC, our hearts go out to all of those impacted by COVID-19.  Our Team focus, as always, is on the health and safety of our employees and clientele, while providing excellent legal services.   We recognize that the situation is changing rapidly, and, in an effort to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have decided to take on a different approach […]

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How to Prepare Yourself to File for Divorce: Part 1

By Sep 24, 2019 Posted in Articles

How to Prepare Yourself to File for Divorce:  Part 1 In this two- part series, we focus on your (1) your children and (2) your finances.  Part 1 –  Children If you find yourself in a position of facing a divorce, you may be wondering what the next appropriate steps are to protect yourself or possibly your children. Unbeknownst to many, there are steps one can take to protect themselves even before filing for divorce.  […]

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Shannon Simpson becomes a Certified Mediator of family law disputes

By Aug 19, 2019 Posted in News

Shannon Simpson has decided to take her legal knowledge to the next level to help individuals, and their attorneys, navigate a more amicable resolution to their dissolution matters. This summer Shannon has taken 60 hours of mediation training in both Basic and Family related areas to become a certified mediator of family law disputes. Shannon engaged in the training to better assist her in helping families, and their counsel, negotiate a resolution to their family […]

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Social Media and Your Family Law Case

By Jun 19, 2019 Posted in Articles

Social media has been continually evolving and transforming into an outlet for people to share anything and everything about their lives. Posting on these platforms can be a way to connect with others, however, it is crucial to understand that anything said or posted on social media may be used against you in your divorce proceeding. Now, more than ever, family attorneys are using social media posts as evidence in divorce proceedings.  Typically, it is recommended that clients completely refrain from posting on social media […]

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Article 3: New Tax Law: Impact of the Child Tax Credit and Dependency Exemption Under the New Law

By Apr 2, 2019 Posted in Articles

ARTICLE 3: NEW TAX LAW: IMPACT OF THE CHILD TAX CREDIT AND DEPENDENCY EXEMPTION UNDER THE NEW LAW Previously, in divorce proceedings, the question of which parent would claim the children for tax purposes had been a contested issue. The reason – the exemption was financially beneficial for the parent that received it. For example, the dependency exemption for a “qualifying child” in 2017 was $4,050, which equated to a significant exemption for the recipient. Typically, […]

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Congratulations to Shannon Simpson on receiving a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating for 2019!

By Mar 18, 2019 Posted in Articles

Simpson Legal Group, LLC Receives Peer Review Rating™ for Shannon Simpson from Martindale-Hubbell® — Legal Profession’s Most Prestigious Rating Service Recognizes Simpson Legal Group, LLC —  Simpson Legal Group, LLC today announced it has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that Shannon Simpson has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM for 2019.             Shannon Simpson was given an “AV” PREEMINENT RATING from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal […]

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