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Preparing for property division proceedings in an Iowa divorce

Getting divorced doesn't have to mean the end of your joy in life. You may be a bit worried about how your children will fare and whether you'll have enough finances to live a lifestyle comparable to what you enjoyed during marriage. The court will decide your financial situation for the most part, during property division proceedings.

Understanding Iowa’s adoption laws

People wishing to adopt a child in Iowa will be delighted to learn that Iowa has quite liberal adoption laws. Nevertheless, the adoption process is a lengthy one and requires a good deal of investigation to determine if the prospective adoptive parent(s) is or are ready to adequately provide for a child.

What is the bankruptcy means test?

If you are an Iowa resident and you, like many others, are finding it difficult to dig your way out from underneath mounting debt, you may be giving some consideration to filing for bankruptcy in an effort to find relief. You may be familiar with the terms “Chapter 7 bankruptcy” and “Chapter 13 bankruptcy,” but you may not completely understand the two methods, or know which form might be available or a better option for you.

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