Iowa Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Iowa Alimony

Iowa Alimony or spousal support may be granted to either party based upon the following factors: 
  • the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment and become self-supporting; 

  • the standard of living established during the marriage;

  •  the duration of the marriage;

  •  the financial resources of the spouse seeking alimony, including marital property apportioned to such spouse and such spouse's ability to meet his or her needs independently; 

  • the tax consequences to each spouse; 

  • the age of the spouses; 

  • the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses; 

  • the work experience and length of absence from the job market of the spouse seeking alimony; 

  • the vocational skills and employability of the spouse seeking support and alimony;

  • custodial and child support responsibilities; 

  • the educational level of each spouse at the time of the marriage and at the time the action for support is commenced; 

  • any premarital or other agreements;

  • the earning capacity of the spouse seeking maintenance, including the educational background, employment skills, and work experience; and

  • any other factor that is just and equitable.

In determining Iowa alimony, marital fault is not a factor that will be considered.

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