Cedar Rapids Divorce Lawyers
Navigate Your Divorce with Howes Law Firm, P.C. on Your Side
Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences a person can face. Divorce can involve complex financial and property issues, children, pets, family homes, businesses, and more. These matters can be extremely challenging for spouses to navigate. Even if your divorce is amicable, having the steady hand of an experienced divorce attorney is indispensable to the process.
Our firm has a long-standing reputation for being a consistent and trusted presence in the community. Since 1989, our firm has helped thousands of people navigate both simple and extremely complicated divorces and family law cases. Our attorneys can assist with mediation or represent you in court if necessary.
Contemplating divorce? Call Howes Law Firm, P.C. at (319) 264-2922 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Divorce in Iowa
Iowa is a No-Fault Divorce State
As a no-fault divorce state, you do not have to prove any “grounds” for divorce in Iowa. You do not have to prove fault from either party in the marriage, such as adultery. Only one spouse needs to claim the marriage is irretrievably broken and cannot be repaired. (Iowa Code § 598.5 (2021).)
Contested vs Uncontested Divorce
Divorces are either uncontested – meaning you and your spouse agree on all the pertinent issues – or contested, which means cannot agree on the terms of your divorce.
During a divorce, you’ll have to address issues including:
- The division of marital property and assets
- The allocation of any debts or financial liabilities
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
If you and your spouse file uncontested, the process will be much faster, less stressful, and more cost-effective. If you file contested, you can negotiate or mediate to attempt to work matters out. If you fail to come to an agreement through these methods, you will have to take your case to court for a judge to decide.
Talk to a Cedar Rapids Divorce Attorney at Howes Law Firm, P.C.
Our team is here to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you reach a positive divorce resolution. Going through a divorce is never easy but with the competent counsel and guidance of our attorneys, it can be less confusing, stressful, and challenging.
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