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Legal Information: Iowa


Laws current as of November 3, 2023

Where can I find more information about divorce in Iowa?

Iowa Judicial Branch provides the following materials about divorce:

  • basic information on divorce in Iowa, including how to begin a divorce proceeding if you have children and if you don’t have children; and
  • court forms for divorce.

Iowa Legal Aid also has a summary on divorce law, including the costs you should expect if you decide to get a divorce.

WomensLaw.org has no relationship with the above organizations and cannot vouch for the accuracy of their sites. We provide these links for your information only.

You will find more information about divorce, including the risks of taking your children out of state while a divorce is pending, on our general Divorce page. To watch brief videos about divorce in Spanish with English sub-titles, go to our Videos page. Lastly, learn more about the court process on our Preparing for Court – By Yourself page.