Myths about Family Law from The Law Shop

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paper family cut out and judge gavel. family law. Des Moines MomWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase family law? Do you think of divorce or child custody battles? 

People have a lot of misconceptions about family law. They make assumptions about divorce and child custody based on things they have heard that aren’t true. 

Common Family Law Myths

Shared care means no child support

False. The amount of child support one party receives is based on the Iowa Child Support Guidelines which takes into consideration the income of both parents, custodial arrangement, tax filing status, among other things. Shared care does not equal no child support. 

The first to file has an advantage. 

This is not true. The first person to file is called the petitioner throughout the case and the other is the respondent. There is no reason to rush into filing. 

Courts favor moms

This is a common belief, but it is not accurate. The courts favor what is in the best interest of the child. 

Most divorces go to court

False. The vast majority of the time you won’t step foot in a courtroom in the process of a divorce. Most cases are settled outside of court. The court requires you to attempt to settle your case before going to court. 

I can’t afford an attorney 

Call The Law Shop. There are other options for obtaining legal assistance besides having a large retainer. The Law Shop offers many levels of representation and they want to work with you.

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*Disclaimer This video is not legal advice. It is informational only. To obtain legal advice specific to your legal matter, call The Law Shop today.

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