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If you’re interested in learning more about Iowa divorce laws, you can find more information, links, and resources below. This list of Iowa divorce resources is not meant to be all-inclusive, but it will point you towards various directions that your own research might take, including references to the applicable Iowa statute numbers. You might also simply choose to consult an attorney specializing in Iowa divorce law.


Iowa Divorce Resources:

Iowa Judicial Branch: Divorce Law Overview: This website, operated by the Iowa judiciary, is straightforward and informative, providing exactly what its title implies. You’ll find information on attorney representation, legal terminology, questions one should consider before filing, and answers one should have after filing, among other things such as legal forms and general information on the court system.

Department of Human Services: Child Support: This site, run by the Iowa Department of Human Services, provides nearly all the information that anyone could need when dealing with a child support issue. It includes data, sample questions, statutes, support payment calculators and many types of guidelines tailored to specific audiences.

Iowa Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for Iowa domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to Iowa resources for legal aid, legal forms, Iowa attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more. 

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Iowa Family Law Statutes (Code):

Iowa Legal Separation: 598.28

Iowa Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 598.5, 598.17
Residency/Where to File: 598.2, 598.19
Simplified or Special Procedures: 
Divorce Mediation: 598.16, 598.19
Annulment: 595.2, 598.29

Iowa Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 598.21
Spousal Support: 598.22, 598.32

Iowa Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 598.41
Child Support: 598.21

Iowa Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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Iowa Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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