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Iowa | Section Summary

Marital age requirements in Iowa:

Male (parental consent)
Female (parental consent)
Minors 16-17 may obtain license without parental consent with approval of court if both parents dead or incompetent or marriage in parties’ best interest.
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Iowa.

Iowa | Alimony Law Summary

How are Maintainance Orders Granted?

In the state of Iowa, during a dissolution of marriage or legal separation, a spouse may file for a maintenance order, otherwise known as alimony. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony

Iowa | Child Support Law Summary

How are the Child Support Guidelines Applied?

It is also the intent of the general assembly that in the supreme court's review of the guidelines, the supreme court shall do both of the following:

  • emphasize the ability of a court to apply the guidelines in a just and appropriate manner based upon the individual facts of a judgment or case

  • in determining monthly child support payments, consider other children for whom either parent is legally responsible for support and other child support obligations actually paid by either party pursuant to a court or administrative order.

If following the proceedings under section 600B.41A the court determines that the prior determination of paternity should not be overcome, and that the established father has a duty to provi ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support

Iowa | Custody Law Summary

What Steps are Involved in Determining Custody?

Unless otherwise decided by a court or juvenile court, having jurisdiction over the child or by operation of law, the duties of a guardian ad litem with respect to a child shall include all of the following: ....... Click here to get more info on Custody

Iowa | Divorce Law Summary

Are There Any Requirements for Divorce?

Iowa is a no-fault state and as such does not require either spouse to prove anything. ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce

Iowa | Visitation Law Summary

How are Visitation Rights Requested?

In Iowa, a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case or may file a petition for visitation in none of these circumstances apply. ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation

Iowa | Property Division Law Summary

What Defines Equitable Division?

Under Iowa law, marital property is that which is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division

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