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Representing Yourself

 

Browse through this section if you’re searching for legal assistance, general information about juvenile court and divorce laws, and forms and guidance to assist you in representing yourself in certain court cases. 

Please Note: Information on this web site is of a general nature. Descriptions of laws and court procedures are abridged. The information on this site is not intended to serve as legal advice and should not be construed as such. Also, judges and court employees, including the webmaster for this site, are prohibited from giving legal advice. For instance, we cannot comment on how laws affect you or others, your legal rights and remedies, whether or not to bring a court action, and how to proceed in court. If you need legal advice, we suggest you consult with an attorney. 

How to Represent Yourself 
Learn practical tips on how to conduct yourself and represent yourself effectively in court.

 

Divorce/Family Law
In this section you will find general information about Iowa laws concerning divorce, child custody and support, a directory of Children in the Middle programs throughout the state, information about paternity, as well as Iowa’s child support guidelines, tables and worksheets.

Small Claims

Collecting a Judgment

Commitments
This section includes information about how to secure court ordered treatment for a person who suffers a serious mental impairment or who is a chronic substance abuser and forms for commencing a court action.

 

Name Change 


Civil Court Fees

Find a Lawyer
Find a Lawyer
This section includes advice on how to find a lawyer, a directory of legal aid organizations in Iowa, and directions for how to find Iowa laws, court rules, and case law.

 

Common Legal Terms
This is a helpful glossary of legal words and terms for anyone who wants to learn about the courts and court procedures. 

 

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