ISBA People’s Law School to be livestreamed at Robey Memorial Library; September 17 event will focus on Iowa child custody laws

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 the 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.

Tuesday, September 17 the ISBA People’s Law School event focusing on Iowa’s child custody laws will livestream at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon. 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, who is an attorney for Whitfield & Eddy and has been a member of the Iowa bar since 1996. Shutts practices exclusively in family law and is a member of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She 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, Shutts was named as vice-chair to the Iowa Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.

The ISBA People’s Law School events will be taking place the third Tuesday of each month through March 17, 2020, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each time. 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 15 - Wills and Revocable Trusts Basics (limited seating in October); November 19 - Guardianships and conservatorships; January 14 - topic to be determined; February 18 - topic to be determined; March 17 - topic to be determined.

Contact Robey Memorial Library at 563-568-4424 or with further questions.

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