Cedar Rapids Family Law Lawyer, Iowa


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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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Nick  Capellupo Lawyer

Nick Capellupo

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

Nick Capellupo 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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Peter J. Shayman Lawyer

Peter J. Shayman

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Family Law, Child Support
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Peter Shayman proudly serves Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the surrounding regions in the areas of criminal defense, divorce & family law, child custody, fam... (more)

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, Toxic Mold & Tort, Workers' Compensation
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T. Todd Becker

Family Law, Personal Injury
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Chad Newhouse

Corporate, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Tax
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David L. Wenzel

Wills & Probate, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law
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Richard F. Mitvalsky

Wills, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Thomas F. Ochs

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CRUELTY

Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practi... (more...)
Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practical matter, courts will accept minor wrongs or disagreements as sufficient evidence of cruelty to justify the divorce.

FMLA

See Family and Medical Leave Act.

GUARDIAN

An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a '... (more...)
An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a 'guardian of the estate.' An adult who has legal authority to make personal decisions for the child, including responsibility for his physical, medical and educational needs, is called a 'guardian of the person.' Sometimes just one person will be named to take care of all these tasks. An individual appointed by a court to look after an incapacitated adult may also be known as a guardian, but is more frequently called a conservator.

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equit... (more...)
A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner's one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the 'guilty' spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.

GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE

Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guar... (more...)
Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guardian of the estate may also be called a 'property guardian' or 'financial guardian.' See also guardian.

GIFT TAXES

Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form... (more...)
Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form this tax: gifts to tax-exempt charities, gifts to your spouse (limited to $120,000 annually if the recipient isn't a U.S. citizen) and gifts made for tuition or medical bills. In addition to the annual gift tax exclusion, there is a $1 million cumulative tax exemption for gifts. In other words, you can give away a total of $1 million during your lifetime -- over and above the gifts you give using the annual exclusion -- without paying gift taxes.

DEFAULT DIVORCE

See uncontested divorce.

CUSTODIAN

A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for the person named to manage property left to a child under the terms of that Act. The custodian will manag... (more...)
A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for the person named to manage property left to a child under the terms of that Act. The custodian will manage the property if the gift giver dies before the child has reached the age specified by state law -- usually 21. When the child reaches the specified age, he will receive the property and the custodian will have no further role in its management.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Varnum v. Brien

... Joseph M. Barron, Des Moines; Richard T. Greenberg of McGuirewoods, LLP, Chicago, IL; and Shannon Price Minter of National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Professors of Family Law and Jurisprudence. ...

In re PL

... 34 Matthew R. Metzgar of Rhinehart Law, PC, Sioux City, for appellant-father. ... standards outlining when the state should intervene to protect a child, under what conditions a child should be removed from the home, and what services should be provided to the family so that the ...

State v. Garrity

... If the district court applied the law correctly, and there is substantial evidence to support the findings of fact, we will uphold the motion-to ... that person, without unnecessary delay after arrival at the place of detention, to call, consult, and see a member of the person's family or an ...