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December 2017 Archives

Different types of child custody

Battle lines have been drawn and the end is in sight for the Iowa couple. Divorce can be a difficult process, and when children are involved, the process can appear to be more difficult. However, by keeping in mind what is in the best interest of the children and each working with experienced legal counsel, parents can reach a child custody agreement and shield the children from as much divorce drama as possible.

2 women charged for defrauding, criminal defense likely priority

An ongoing criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of two Iowa women. Both face serious criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the grandparent of an incarcerated individual. Since felony charges tend to be more severe than misdemeanors, a more vigorous criminal defense is often necessary.

After divorce, spousal support may be important

Spousal support is an important aspect of family law that is not necessarily well-understood. Many people in Iowa pursuing a divorce understand that it is possible for a judge to order spousal support payments, even if they are not entirely sure why. Spousal support -- also called alimony -- can be a necessary part of divorce for a number of reasons, although in some instances it might not be needed at all.

Assault, OWI charges after woman bit officer during arrest

A hit-and-run car wreck led Iowa police to arrest a woman for driving under the influence. In addition to OWI charges, she is also facing multiple other allegations, including charges of assault on a police officer and drug possession. Police claim that the woman bit an officer during her arrest, and is currently out of jail after posting bond.

Iowa State football player might be working on criminal defense

A junior football player at Iowa State was arrested over the Thanksgiving holiday. Brian Peavy is facing charges for interfering with official acts and fourth degree criminal mischief, although it is not entirely clear what led to his arrest. His place in an upcoming football game is also currently in question, as he might be precluded from participating in team activities while focusing on his criminal defense.