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Thomas John Viner Lawyer

Thomas John Viner

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Family Law, Child Support
Criminal Defense and Family Law

Thomas Viner is a practicing lawyer in the state of Iowa. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School in 2004. He currently works for the pr... (more)

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Austin Norden

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Family Law, Child Support
An Attorney Who Will Put Your Needs First

Austin Norden proudly serves Cedar Rapids, IA and the neighboring communities in the areas of criminal defense, divorce & family law, child custody, f... (more)

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800-964-0971

Mark Henry Rettig Lawyer

Mark Henry Rettig

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Mark H. Rettig is a shareholder with Day Rettig Martin, P.C. practicing in the areas of family and domestic relations law, probate and estate planning... (more)

Samantha Renee Kuntz Lawyer

Samantha Renee Kuntz

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support

Samantha is an Associate Attorney at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. Samantha is a graduate of the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. S... (more)

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Peter B. Welch

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption, Administrative Law
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Carol J. Kirkley

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Farms, Divorce
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Sherry L. Schulte

Dispute Resolution, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption
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D. L. (Lew) Eells

Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate
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James Edward Bennett

Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Household Mold, Workers' Compensation
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T. Todd Becker

Family Law, Personal Injury
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SURVIVORS BENEFITS

An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disabil... (more...)
An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family hea... (more...)
A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family health needs or personal illness. The employer must allow the employee to return to the same position or a position similar to that held before taking the leave. There are exceptions to the FMLA: the most notable is that only employers with 50 or more employees are covered--about half the workforce.

PREMARITAL AGREEMENT

An agreement made by a couple before marriage that controls certain aspects of their relationship, usually the management and ownership of property, and sometim... (more...)
An agreement made by a couple before marriage that controls certain aspects of their relationship, usually the management and ownership of property, and sometimes whether alimony will be paid if the couple later divorces. Courts usually honor premarital agreements unless one person shows that the agreement was likely to promote divorce, was written with the intention of divorcing or was entered into unfairly. A premarital agreement may also be known as a 'prenuptial agreement.'

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

RESPONDENT

A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must r... (more...)
A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

LEGAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal... (more...)
The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal custody of a child. Compare physical custody.

ARREARAGES

Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged i... (more...)
Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged in bankruptcy, and courts usually will not retroactively cancel them. A spouse or parent who falls on tough times and is unable to make payments should request a temporary modification of the payments before the arrearages build up.

ANNULMENT

A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained ... (more...)
A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained in most states for one of the following reasons: misrepresentation, concealment (for example, of an addiction or criminal record), misunderstanding and refusal to consummate the marriage.