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The divorce petitioner must have been an Iowa resident for one year, unless the respondent is an Iowa resident. After the Iowa divorce papers are filed, there is a 90 day waiting period before the divorce is granted.
There is only one grounds for divorce in Iowa:
In Iowa, divorcing parents may agree to joint or sole legal and physical custody of their children. Sole legal custody gives one parent the right to make all decisions involving the children. Joint legal custody reserves both parents’ rights to make all decisions involving the children. Physical custody decides which parent the children will live with, and can also be awarded jointly. In a contested divorce, the courts will decide upon child custody with the best interests of the child in mind.
Iowa divorce courts will consider components including, but not limited to:
Unless special circumstances are present, the courts calculate child support based on the official child support guidelines. Child support will continue until the child reaches adulthood, and may be extended through his or her secondary education.
Iowa divorce forms may be filed in the county either spouse resides.
The court may order the spouses to participate in mediation at any time prior to the divorce finalization.