Joe Vandusen thought it was a joke when the wife he hadn’t seen in 15 years sent him a court order to pay child support for the one-year-old child she had with another man.
Unfortunately for Vandusen, his wife was not joking and it took him two-thirds of a year to fight the Iowa law that said the husband, not the father of the child born to his wife, must offer financial support.
The order was served to him in February of the same year that he was laid off. He didn’t have the means to fight the order alone, but when he shared his account with WQAD-TV one month later, there was an influx of support from strangers across the country.
With the donations, he paid for a local attorney, Jennifer Olsen, who first set out to confirm that he was not the father of the child. However, because of the law, this was not enough. Although Vandusen walked away successful, he continues to fight this law because of how it personally affected him: “I’m not done fighting. There’s a lot of guys there just like me.”
If you are fighting for the rightful child support owed to you by your ex-spouse or you are unwarrantedly being asked to cover such expenses, contact an attorney with Arenson Law Group, PC. We will try our best to help you through this confusing and difficult time. Call us at (319) 363-8199 today.
A court recently decided to turn down singer and model Ciara’s request for full child custody of her son, Future.
The 30-year-old music artist claimed that the father of her child, Nayvadius Wilburn, who goes by the stage name “Future,” is a bad parent and is oftentimes away from their son for long periods of time. A court ruling decided that Ciara and Future will share joint custody of their 2-year-old son. The custody battle comes after Ciara filed a $15 million libel and slander lawsuit against Future. She accused the rapper of verbally attacking her and calling her a bad mother.
The lawyers at the Arenson Law Group, PC in Cedar Rapids represent individuals who are going through a divorce or fighting for custody of their children. If you believe that your children’s welfare is compromised by a former partner’s actions, we may be able to help you gain sole custody. Call our office at (319) 363-8199 to explore your legal options.
After almost two years of marriage, Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, 29, announced her separation from tennis player husband Ryan Sweeting, 28, earlier this month due to “irreconcilable differences.” Reports stated that they have been separated since September 3, but the official divorce paperwork was filed on September 25, 2015.
The two dated for a total of six months before marrying in 2013 at a New Year’s Eve ceremony in Southern California. Cuoco has been shooting down rumors of divorce since April of this year, and the actress made several statements in support of her husband against negative rumors. However, both she and Sweeting have recently deleted one another from their social media accounts. After the separation was announced, it was revealed that the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place.
Going through a separation is never easy, and the Cedar Rapids divorce attorneys at Arenson Law Group, PC, understand exactly what you will be dealing with during this stressful time. Our legal team is here to provide professional assistance as you sort through the complex aspects of divorce. To speak to one of our representatives today, call (319) 363-8199.