Iowa Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Iowa
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Iowa. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Iowa online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Iowa are as follows:

  • There is a 1 year residency requirement to file in the state
  • The parties shall file for a dissolution of marriage in the county where either party resides

  • (Iowa Code - Sections 598.2, 598.6 and 598.19)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Iowa:

  • No Fault:
    • Allege that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the legitimate objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved

    (Iowa Code - Sections 598.5 and 598.17)

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