Bondurant Divorce & Family Law Lawyer, Iowa


Susan L. Ekstrom

Farms, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Child Support
Status:  In Good Standing           

David L. Brown

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

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Danni Harris

Litigation, Family Law, Dissolution, Custody & Visitation
Status:  In Good Standing           

Heather Nicole Handley - Cherry

Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years
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Elena M. Greenberg

Criminal, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Todd Anthony Elverson

Business, Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Power of Attorney
Status:  In Good Standing           

Scott A. Hall

Corporate, Collection, Family Law, Estate Planning, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Diane Linda Dornburg

Juvenile Law, Mediation, Federal Appellate Practice, Divorce, Child Custody
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  43 Years

Katrina Lynn Shanahan

Collection, Car Accident, Child Custody, Landlord-Tenant, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

Scott L. Bandstra

Workers' Compensation, Child Custody, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Defamation & Slander
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

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SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

FAMILY COURT

A separate court, or more likely a separate division of the regular state trial court, that considers only cases involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), ch... (more...)
A separate court, or more likely a separate division of the regular state trial court, that considers only cases involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), child custody and support, guardianship, adoption, and other cases having to do with family-related issues, including the issuance of restraining orders in domestic violence cases.

MARITAL PROPERTY

Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital... (more...)
Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital property; some states include all property and earnings dring the marriage, while others exclude gifts and inheritances.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

OPEN ADOPTION

An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most ... (more...)
An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most adoptions in which birth and adoption records are sealed by court order, open adoptions allow the parties to decide how much contact the adoptive family and the birthparents will have.

POT TRUST

A trust for children in which the trustee decides how to spend money on each child, taking money out of the trust to meet each child's specific needs. One impor... (more...)
A trust for children in which the trustee decides how to spend money on each child, taking money out of the trust to meet each child's specific needs. One important advantage of a pot trust over separate trusts is that it allows the trustee to provide for one child's unforeseen need, such as a medical emergency. But a pot trust can also make the trustee's life difficult by requiring choices about disbursing funds to the various children. A pot trust ends when the youngest child reaches a certain age, usually 18 or 21.

QMSCO

See Qualified Medical Child Support Order.

JOINT CUSTODY

An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a... (more...)
An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a say in decisions affecting the child) joint physical custody (in which the child spends a significant amount of time with both parents) or, very rarely, both.