Your Guide Through the Legal Process
Divorce is officially called the dissolution of marriage. Everything that was once joined is separated. This includes property and child custody.
In Iowa, the dissolution of marriage does not happen as quickly as some people would like it to happen. There is a mandatory 90-day cooling off or waiting period before the court will make the dissolution final. There is also a mandatory parenting class that parents must go through. In addition, the court frequently mandates mediation for the divorcing couple.
Mediation consists of three people or groups of people:
- You and your attorney if you have one
- Your spouse and his or her attorney if there is one
- A neutral third-party mediator
The purpose of mediation is to come to agreement about the major and minor issues such as property division, alimony or spousal support and child custody or visitation. If issues cannot be resolved during mediation, then the dissolution process proceeds into court.
At Foster Law Office, our Iowa City family law attorneys work as your guide through the divorce process. We work toward a swift resolution within the confines of Iowa's laws.
Cedar Rapids Property Division Lawyer
The most important issue for any divorcing couple is typically the child custody issues. For couples without children, the most important issue is typically the division of property. Separating the assets can be traumatic, or it can be routine, depending upon the temperament of each spouse, the length of marriage and other factors.
Our lawyers work with clients as a clear and calm voice of reason through the divorce process, including the division of property.
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For experienced and competent representation during divorce, please call our law office at 319-383-0405 or toll-free at 866-781-3971, or send our attorneys an e-mail.