Men and fathers going through a Iowa divorce face an array of challenges that threaten to upend their lives. Cordell & Cordell’s Iowa divorce lawyers focus on representing men during the divorce process and that gives them a better understanding of how the state’s laws affect them and their families.
Read through our Iowa divorce and child custody articles to gain a better understanding of the road ahead. Educating yourself about the divorce process in Iowa will improve your ability to communication with your divorce lawyer, which goes a long way toward helping your reach your goals in Iowa family court.
Iowa Residency Requirements for Divorce
To file for divorce in Iowa you must meet the residency requirement of having lived in the state for one (1) year prior to filing.
The plaintiff does not have to meet the residency requirement as long as the respondent has lived in the state for the previous year.
Iowa Grounds for Divorce
An Iowa divorce decree dissolving the marriage may be entered when the court is satisfied from the evidence presented that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the legitimate objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.