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New Iowa Supreme Court Case on Prenuptial Agreements

iowa lawyer for prenuptual agreementThe Iowa Supreme Court issued an opinion on March 2, 2018, in the case of Erpelding v. Erpelding which found that a prenuptial agreement which waives an award of attorney fees regarding issues of child or spousal support adversely affects the right to support and are categorically prohibited by Section 596.5(2) of the Iowa Code.  Iowa Code Section 596.5(2) provides that the right of a spouse or child to support shall not be adversely affected by a premarital agreement.

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By: James D. Beatty