Divorce is rarely an easy process, but it is easier in Iowa than in many other states. Iowa is a no-fault state, which means you do not need to prove your spouse did something to cause your marriage to fail or vice versa. At the most basic level, two things need to happen for you to get divorced in Iowa:
- You or your spouse needs to say that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
- You or your spouse must have lived in Iowa for at least one year.
However, as soon as children or property is involved, things can become complicated quickly. If you have any children, real estate or any significant assets, it can be difficult to go through the process without the assistance of an attorney. At Carr Law Firm P.L.C., we can guide you through the divorce process and help make sure your rights are protected and the settlement is fair to you.
Standing Up For You In Negotiations
Depending on your situation, the divorce process can involve a number of different decisions, which may be difficult for you and your spouse to agree on, including child custody and visitation, division of property and spousal support or child support. Our attorneys are experienced in advocating for clients to protect the things that matter most.
Iowa courts often require divorcing couples to go through mediation, and we will work to negotiate a favorable agreement outside of court for you. However, we are always willing to take your case to trial if we can’t reach an agreement that is fair to you outside of court.
By Your Side Throughout The Process
To learn more about how we can advocate for you during the divorce process, call our Des Moines office at 515-259-1389 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer. You can also contact us through our online form. We offer free initial consultations.