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Seeking a Restraining Order in the Iowa Courts

Compassionate and Trusted Family Law Attorney Serving the Cedar Rapids Area Sometimes in family relationships, one party becomes concerned that their spouse, partner, or child may cause them harm – or cause harm to someone they love. A current loved one may have a history of mentally unstable behavior and outbursts, or a wife may…

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Navigating the Iowa Juvenile Justice System

Being a criminal defendant is never easy. The Iowa criminal justice system is a finely tuned machine, with prosecutors who are able to quickly and effectively assemble cases against defendants. Many criminal defendants struggle to obtain representation and find themselves playing catch-up in a system that leaves little room for error or misunderstanding. For juvenile…

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Preparing Your Business For a 30(b)(6) Deposition

One of the challenges with commercial litigation involving big companies is that knowledge of the business, and how it operates, is often spread across many different individuals. The CFO may understand finances, while the CEO understands operations, along with many others in between. This creates difficulty for parties when conducting depositions. When you or your…

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Handling Medical Liens in Personal Injury Litigation

If you have been involved in a recent accident or experienced a personal injury as a result of another’s negligence, you likely sought medical treatment from a hospital or medical provider. Your insurance may have covered these costs, or a government program like Medicaid may do so on your behalf. What many personal injury victims…

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Be Explicit: Invoking Your Right to An Attorney

The right to have counsel is a fundamental constitutional right available to all criminal defendants and criminal suspects. While it has long been recognized in courts throughout the country, over the years the requirements for invoking your right to counsel have become more and more complex – creating new challenges for defendants. Your Miranda Rights…

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Remarriage and Alimony: What Happens?

While divorce is an exceptionally difficult process, it can also mean the beginning of a new life. With time, most ex-spouses adjust to their new reality and even venture out into the dating scene yet again. For those individuals who are receiving alimony (often called spousal support) from a former marriage, the process of navigating…

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Representation for Children in Family Proceedings

In an ideal world, all divorce and custody proceedings would take place amicably, with parents agreeing on what is in the best interest of their child and working together, peacefully, to minimize the difficulties that their children face. Unfortunately for many, this is not the case. Emotions run deep, hurtful things are said, and children…

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Good Samaritans and Bad Injuries: When Can They Be Held Liable?

Most accidents and injuries occur because someone does something they aren’t supposed to do. A driver may fail to stop at a stop sign, or a landlord may forget to fix a faltering step. But sometimes injuries happen even when those involved have the best of intentions. Bringing personal injury claims against these “good samaritans”…

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Your Lips Are Sealed: Invoking the Right to Remain Silent

You’ve no doubt heard the words “you have the right to remain silent” on any crime drama or murder mystery TV show that you’ve watched recently. This warning, known as part of the Miranda warnings that individuals are entitled to receive under the Fifth Amendment, is ubiquitous in pop culture. But how does it actually…

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