Family Law

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Over the past several years, many of us have had the all too common experience of watching the value of our retirement savings drop like a rock. Unfortunately, if that change in value happens between the time your case goes to trial and when the judge renders his decision, you probably will be stuck with […]

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Near the time the couple separated, Barbara took some $39,000.00 of marital (joint) money without Richard’s permission or even knowledge. The trial court awarded Richard credit for one-half (½) of the money Barbara took. The Court of Appeals in IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF BARBARA BUDELIER AND RICHARD BUDELIER reversed the trial judge and […]

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Many people, attorneys included, believe that when both spouses are working outside the home and have been married for less that 20 years, the court will not award alimony. Two cases decided by the Iowa Court of Appeals on September 2, 2009 show that this is not always the case. Alimony may be used to […]

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