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Are you familiar with the divorce laws of Iowa?

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Are you familiar with the divorce laws of Iowa?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Family Law
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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. What is your question regarding divorce in IA?

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I figured each State has different laws that are followed
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What is the likelihood that a man would have to pay alimony? In the case that I'm referring to, the man is on SSD and has a few livestock. The wife has her own job and brings in approx the same wage
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Likelihood - chances - are impossible to predict. They simply are. This is because alimony is based on a subjective formula of factors. This means that the decision is based on those factors, the Judge, and the parties. Every case is different. What one judge can order in one case, another one would order something different. It is luck of the draw and subjective nature.

What I can do is explain the factors and how they may apply. So you would have a better understanding of the situation and how to approach it. However, whether he would be ordered to pay alimony, for how long, and how much - this is unpredictable.

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This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

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Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!
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