Divorce

The beginning of a marriage is often the happiest moment in the life of a couple, and the end of one is normally the exact opposite.

Divorces are not easy on anyone and when they happen, they can upend a person’s entire life. Going from one unit to splitting up takes a heavy emotional toll on people, even if both parties agree that a divorce is in their best interest. Everything from money, property, belongings, and even the children must be divided between the spouses, and the ensuing battle is rarely a simple one.

However, more important that the material aspects of a marriage are the children. When a couple gets divorced, there is a heavy psychological effect on the children who have to adjust to a life where their parents, once happy and together, are now separate from one another. It is important to have a good lawyer on your side to help each parent receive equal time with their children. This is because research has shown that children who can see both parents do better in school, have better social skills, have higher self-esteem, and lead better lives overall.

When going through a divorce, it is important to have a lawyer not only to explain your rights and grounds throughout the legal process, but also to serve the best interest of your children.

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Iowa is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a person cannot allege that the wrongdoing of his or her spouse is the cause of the divorce. Instead, the divorce will be based on the grounds of both spouses having irreconcilable differences that lead to the breakdown of the marriage. Neither you nor your spouse has to prove that the other person is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.

If your marriage is headed for divorce then there are going to be a million things on your mind. While you worry about the personal matters of figuring out where you might move and how much time you want to spend with you kids, let me worry about the technical aspects of the law for you.

You don’t want to go into the courts to handle a divorce on your own. If you do, you run the risk of missing important details that could have major impacts on your future for the rest of your life. However, all of these risks can be avoided with the help of an experienced attorney. If you are stressed and feel like you have nowhere to turn, call me today and let me help you.

Des Moines, Iowa Divorce Attorney

When you have a marriage that is heading toward divorce, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is taking it on by yourself. Even if you and your spouse agree that divorce is the best option for both parties, the help of an experienced attorney can expedite the process and make it much more smooth. If you feel overwhelmed about your divorce, contact me today.