Iowa Divorce Petition Form

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Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage

This form must be filed in the State of Iowa to start the divorce process and file for divorce.

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IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR COUNTY

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF AND

UPON THE PETITION OF

NO:

Petitioner

AND CONCERNING

PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION

OF MARRIAGE

Respondent

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COMES NOW the Petitioner, , and for his cause of action

against Respondent states to the court:

1. The name of the Petitioner is, , social security number

, born , day of , 20 residing at

.

2. The name of the Respondent is, , social security number

, born , day of , 20 residing at

.

3. The parties were married in , County, Iowa on the

day of , 20. .

4. There is/are minor child/ren born of this marriage whose welfare may be

affected by the controversy.

NAME DATE OF BIRTH

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5. The has minor child/ren from a previous marriage

NAME DATE OF BIRTH

6. There is no separate action for Dissolution of Marriage that has been commenced

by the Respondent and no such action is pending in any court in this state or elsewhere.

7. This Petition has been filed in good faith and for the purposes set forth herein.

8. 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 preserve.

9. The Petitioner has been a resident of the State of Iowa, County of

for the past years; the maintenance of said residence has been in good faith and not for the

purpose of obtaining marriage dissolution only.

10. The appointment of a Conciliator pursuant to Section 598:16 will not preserve the

marriage.

11. All matters involving property of the marriage, both real and personal, have been

resolved and the terms agreed to in the Separation and Property Settlement Agreement

mentioned below and attached hereto. All debts have likewise been resolved by the parties in the

Separation and Property Settlement Agreement attached herein as Exhibit “A”.

12. All matters involving custody/visitation and child support have been resolved and

the terms agreed to in the Separation and Property Settlement Agreement attached hereto as

“Exhibit A”.

WHEREFORE, Petitioner requests:

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A. That the Court enter an Decree dissolving the marriage between the Petitioner and

Respondent;

B. That the Separation and Property Settlement Agreement attached hereto as

Exhibit “A” be incorporated herein by reference and have the same force as if stated herein in

full;

C. That the Petitioner and Respondent shall equally divide the costs of this action;

D. For such other and further relief as the Court deems just and equitable.

Signature of Petitioner _______________________

Print Name ________________________________

Address __________________________________

__________________________________________

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF

I, , being first duly sworn, do upon oath depose and state that

I am the Petitioner in the above-entitled action; that I have read the foregoing Petition and know

the contents thereof and the statements contained therein are true as I verily believe.

_________________________________

Petitioner

Subscribed and sworn to before me by this day of ,

20 .

__________________________________

Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa