Iowa Court of Appeals
Legal analysis of the decisions and opinions of the Iowa Court of Appeals.
In Iowa, if two parents exercise shared physical care (aka 50/50 in common parlance), the required child support order(s) end up being way less because they are off-setting. For the parent who doesn’t really care as much about being a shared caretaker, but who more cares about not getting gouged in child support, he or…Read More
On 2/17/21, the Iowa Court of Appeals terminated a mother’s parental rights to three of her children in Re: DW, RW, and MW (20-0722). In this case, the parties divorced in 2014 and were each awarded shared care (50/50) of their children. Later, the mom began using meth, DHS got involved, CINA proceedings were initiated,…Read More
On 2/17/20, the Iowa Court of Appeals, in In re Marriage of Grillo (No. 20-0564), affirmed (agreed with) a district court divorce decree which ordered “split custody” of five kids, placing the three youngest kids with mom, and the two eldest kids with dad. “Split custody” is exceedingly rare. In Grillo, the courts found split…Read More