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People's Law School: Child Custody & Visitation

The State Library is partnering with the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) to bring free high-quality adult programming to public libraries of all sizes across our state. The ISBA People’s Law School provides educational events where members of the public can find answers to life’s legal questions. Speakers present information on a variety of legal topics and answer general questions.

On Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30pm the ISBA People’s Law School event focusing on Iowa's child custody laws will livestream at Robey Memorial Library. Topics to be discussed in this session include:

  • An overview of the two types of child custody in Iowa
  • Information on how child custody is decided in a divorce
  • Examples of how child custody agreements may be modified
  • Resources available to parents who are divorcing or seeking to change an existing custody agreement

Session speaker is Anjie Shutts an attorney for Whitfield & Eddy. Anjie has been a member of the Iowa bar since 1996. A member of Whitfield & Eddy, where she has practiced since 1996, Anjie practices exclusively in family law and is a member of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Anjie was voted vice president of the Iowa State Bar Association for 2019—2020, is a member of the Iowa Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force Steering Committee and the Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission for Polk County. In 2016, Anjie was named as vice-chair to the Iowa Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.

The ISBA People’s Law School events take place on the third Tuesday of the month August 20, 2019 through March 17, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm. Programming focuses on a variety of issues impacting Iowans including: the basics of wills and revocable trusts; buying and selling a home, mortgages, and foreclosure; establishing guardianships and conservatorships; modifying divorce decrees; and more.

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon is hosting the ISBA People’s Law School series. Future topics in this series are as follows: October 15th—Wills and Revocable Trusts Basics (limited seating in October); November 19th—Guardianships and conservatorships. January 14—topic to be determined; February 18th—topic to be determined; March 17th—topic to be determined.

Please contact Robey Memorial Library at (563) 568-4424 or www.waukon.lib.ia.us with questions.