Spousal Support in Iowa

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Also known as alimony, spousal support is awarded in the state of Iowa based on one spouse's need to receive support payments and another spouse's ability to make payments. These payments are based the lifestyle the couple lived throughout the extent of their marriage, and can be agreed upon by the couple during mediation or by a judge in court. If taken to court, a judge will determine a spousal support plan after looking at a wide range of specific issues.

There are several factors that the court uses to determine spousal support including but not limited to:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The combined assets including property acquired throughout the marriage by both parties
  • Each spouse's income
  • Any provisions of a prenuptial agreement
  • The age and health of both parties
  • The level of contribution to the marriage made by both parties

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In order to work through the complicated issues involved in a spousal support claim, do not hesitate to retain an experienced Des Moines family lawyer from our firm who can work on behalf of your best interests. Your rights are important to us, and we help you develop a thorough case to present before a judge as we advocate for your rights and strive to reach your goals.

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Determining spousal support can be handled through mediation or before a judge in court. Either way, our Des Moines spousal support attorney will provide the exceptional legal advocacy you need to reach a successful conclusion.

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