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CONSIDERING GETTING A DIVORCE IN IOWA?

Iowa law recognizes a no-fault divorce which is the most common ground for an uncontested divorce. If one of the spouses claim fault against the other spouse, the court can order the spouses to make any attempts at reconciliation for a period of 60 days. Additionally, the court can require a 90-day waiting period for a divorce to become final. This wait time begins when the petition is served to the other spouse and continues until the date the court enters a final divorce decree. Filing divorce in Iowa using no-fault grounds, makes filing Pro Se attractive because it not only saves time, but also money on legal fees.

Advantages of Doing Your Own Divorce in Iowa

Pro Se divorce litigation means you are representing yourself in your divorce case, without a lawyer. Whether you represent yourself or you hire a lawyer to represent you, the procedures and process of filing a divorce in Iowa are the same. The only difference is you complete and file the divorce paperwork yourself. 3StepDivorceTM for Iowa is streamlined to make preparing your own divorce papers extremely easy, which is why doing your own divorce is very popular.

1. Cost. By filing Pro Se in Iowa the primary expense you avoid are legal fees. The average contested divorce with a lawyer in Iowa is $11,000 or more. Lawyers average hourly rate is $220. Even an uncontested divorce in Iowa with legal representation can cost $1,500 to $3,000 depending on your situation and whether or not you have minor children. The major cost of a Pro Se divorce in Iowa is the filing fees, which are $185. If you use 3StepDivorceTM to help prepare your papers, you can add approximately $299 to the filing fee and your average total filing Pro Se in Iowa will be around $484. This is a considerable savings compared to both the contested divorce and even uncontested divorce using a lawyer.

2. Control. Filing Pro Se using a program like 3StepDivorce.comTM helps both parties streamline the paperwork; preparing the paperwork in an online environment for you to print out at your convenience. All the documents will be at your fingertips, when you are ready to file. You are not only saving time and money filing Pro Se, but this method of filing for divorce puts you and your spouse in control of your own divorce, negotiating your own fair settlement, and filing the paperwork with your courts on your own timeline.

3. Ease. Iowa Pro Se divorce reduces the stress and anxiety that comes with filing for divorce. Iowa mandates a 90-day waiting period from the time the initial Petition is filed to the time a judge signs the Divorce Decree. The marriage is dissolved once the judge signs the final Decree. Submitting the required paperwork is easy once you have it completed and signed, which is what 3StepDivorceTM is here for!

Deciding to Hire a Lawyer for Your Divorce in Iowa

When there is a breakdown in communication and the parties no longer can effectively negotiate a fair settlement, you may decide to hire a lawyer. Selecting a lawyer can be difficult, particularly for those who have never done it before. Family or friends can often make a sound recommendation based on their experience. Word of mouth works well for some who find an experienced divorce lawyer with a proven reputation.

Iowa offers an online resource to search for a lawyer. Attorneys who opt-in to the Find-A-Lawyer program charge $25 or less for couples who are looking for a 30 minute consultation. This is often quite enough time to decide if you and the lawyer are a right fit. Through the Iowa State Bar Association, you can research lawyers who are licensed and practice in Iowa, those lawyers who no longer practice or have been suspended or their license revoked. This is a great resource to do some necessary background checks on lawyers in your area.

You can contact the Iowa State Bar Association by mail at 625 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 or by phone at 515-243-3179 or you can email the Iowa State Bar at [email protected]

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
Instant Delivery - Instant Changes
100% Guarantee of Court Approval
or Your Money Back
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