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What is legal separation?

While not every state recognizes legal separation, Iowa does. This is one of your options if you and your spouse no longer wish to be married. The other options are divorce or dissolution. It is important that you make an informed decision, so learning more about your options can help you to know if legal separation is the best choice for you.

What are the benefits of a prenup?

Prenuptial agreements may be something that have gotten a bad reputation. Because Iowa couples must sign one before getting married, it may seem like a hostile agreement. However, once you understand the benefits, you will see how a prenup can actually be a very beneficial legal document that can come in quite handy in the event you ever get a divorce. 

Can vaccine disagreements affect custody?

If you are getting a divorce in Iowa and have children, there will be a huge focus on custody. The court may look at many different aspects of your lives to determine who gets custody of the children. If you and your spouse are embroiled in a disagreement over vaccinating your children, it could play into the court's final decision on custody.

Co-parenting advice for a harmonious family

Co-parenting after a divorce is one of the greatest struggles couples have in Iowa. Working together after ending a marriage can be tough, especially if the divorce was messy. However, once the marriage has ended, parents are still obligated to take care of their children and ensure they have a happy and healthy life. When co-parenting issues get in the way, it can negatively affect the children.

Things you may not know about divorce

Getting divorced in Iowa can be confusing, especially if you do not know all the rules and regulations. Mistakes can lead to delays that may cost you valuable time and money. We at Janssen Law can guide you through this complicated process and ensure that all laws are carefully obeyed and your divorce is as simple as possible.

Family business and high net worth divorce

For high net worth couples who are preparing to divorce, there may be concerns and questions about various divorce-related issues. From a custody dispute to the distribution of marital property, Janssen Law understands that high asset divorce can be very complicated in Des Moines, Iowa. Moreover, there are other issues that can lead to uncertainty and stress, such as how divorce will affect a family-run business.

What factors determine child support payment?

Iowa parents still share the financial responsibilities of raising a child even if they are no longer married or live together. At Janssen Law, PLC, we strive to keep things like child support as transparent as possible so you don't have to ask questions about whether or not the numbers you see are fair.

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