Cedar Rapids Divorce Lawyer, Iowa


Includes: Alimony & Spousal Support

Peter B. Welch

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Carol J. Kirkley

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

Sherry L. Schulte

Dispute Resolution, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption
Status:  In Good Standing           

Frank J. Nidey

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

DIVORCE

The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers wit... (more...)
The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers with the court. These reasons are referred to as grounds for a divorce.

PETITION (IMMIGRATION)

A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, su... (more...)
A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, such as a family member or employer. After the petition is approved, the immigrant may submit the actual visa or green card application.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE

The taking of a child from his or her parent with the intent to interfere with that parent's physical custody of the child. This is a crime in most states, even... (more...)
The taking of a child from his or her parent with the intent to interfere with that parent's physical custody of the child. This is a crime in most states, even if the taker also has custody rights.

STEPCHILD

A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological ... (more...)
A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological offspring. Under the Uniform Probate Code, followed in some states, a stepchild belongs in the same class as a biological child and will inherit property left 'to my children.' In other states, a stepchild is not treated like a biological child unless he or she can prove that the parental relationship was established when he or she was a minor and that adoption would have occurred but for some legal obstacle.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. Fo... (more...)
A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. For example, a guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed to represent the interests of a child whose parents are locked in a contentious battle for custody, or to protect a child's interests in a lawsuit where there are allegations of child abuse. The GAL may conduct interviews and investigations, make reports to the court and participate in court hearings or mediation sessions. Sometimes called court-appointed special advocates (CASAs).

DEFAULT DIVORCE

See uncontested divorce.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Marriage of Becker

... P. 6.14(6)(g). IV. Findings of Fact. We find the following facts concerning the spousal support issue. Laura and Fred Becker were married on July 9, 1983. The couple was married twenty-two years at the time of their divorce. They had four children. One child was 20 years of ...

In re Marriage of Brown

... It is well established that the divorce decree was therefore final and settled all rights and interests of the parties in the property of one another. ... According to Iowa Code section 598.21(7), property divisions made in a divorce decree are not subject to modification. ...

In re Marriage of Tigges

758 NW2d 824 (2008). In re the MARRIAGE OF Jeffrey E. TIGGES and Cathy J. Tigges. Upon the Petition of Jeffrey E. Tigges, Appellant, And Concerning Cathy J. Tigges, Appellee. No. 07-1103. Supreme Court of Iowa. December 19, 2008. ...

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