Legal Question in Family Law in Iowa


how is property divided in a divorce in Iowa with no minor children. ? Wife has no income because of abuse andis disabled. Husband has substantial amount of credit card debt but small amount of equity in house. Husband also has 401K plan & retirement plan upon his death or retirement

Asked on 10/26/07, 7:07 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Luedeman solo practitioner

Re: divorce

It's equitably divided. Anything that's one person or the other's property before the marriage is theirs but after that it's split. A person who has no income and is disabled is likely to get more because the state doesn't want to see people use divorce as a way to impoverish the other spouse as so often has happened in the past.

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Answered on 10/27/07, 6:20 pm

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