West Des Moines Divorce Lawyer, Iowa


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Roger J. Hudson

Divorce, Employment, Family Law, Personal Injury
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Roger J. Hudson

Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce, Family Law
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Lawrence (Larry) F. Scalise

Adoption, Agribusiness, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bite
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Bryan P. Webber

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Bankruptcy, Corporate
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Max Burkey

Animal Bite, DUI-DWI, Divorce, Estate Administration
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Susan L. Ekstrom

Farms, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Child Support
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Tammi Marie Blackstone

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights
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David A. Pargulski

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bite, Criminal
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Jason T. Hauser

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bite, Criminal
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Evan Starcevic

Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody
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LEGAL TERMS

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).

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.

ISSUE

A term generally meaning all your children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. Also called... (more...)
A term generally meaning all your children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. Also called 'lineal descendants.'

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.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

See alimony.

INCURABLE INSANITY

A legal reason for obtaining either a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce. It is rarely used, however, because of the difficulty of proving both the insanity of... (more...)
A legal reason for obtaining either a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce. It is rarely used, however, because of the difficulty of proving both the insanity of the spouse being divorced and that the insanity is incurable.

TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY

A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the su... (more...)
A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the surviving spouse gets title to the property (called a right of survivorship). It is similar to joint tenancy, but it is available in only about half the states.

ADULTERY

Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are ra... (more...)
Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are rarely prosecuted for it. In states that have retained fault grounds for divorce, adultery is always sufficient grounds for a divorce. In addition, some states alter the distribution of property between divorcing spouses in cases of adultery, giving less to the 'cheating' spouse.

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.

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. ...