Kate Murphy Law

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I am committed to serving your legal-service needs with a client-centered approach.

  • Every step in the process explained
  • All available strategies discussed
  • Calls returned in a timely manner

Call to set up a consultation; I look forward to meeting with you. Office hours are by appointment only for your convenience and privacy.

Our Services

Child Support

Child support is paid for the benefit of the child, and it cannot be waived by the parents because it is not the parents’ benefit.. Learn More

Custody

Decisions about parenting your children after parting ways are some of the most important decisions you will ever make. Learn More

Compliance

Your Decree of divorce or custody is like a law between the two of you, but it is only enforceable by the two of you. Learn More

Divorce

Divorce is a sad end to a wonderful time in your life, but it should not put a negative cast over the rest of your life. Learn More

Mediation

The courts in our part of Iowa require that all parents making custodial decisions about their children attempt to reach agreement in mediation. Learn More

Modification

Once a custody determination has been signed and filed by a judge, it can only be modified in a formal, legal process. Learn More

Adoption & Guardianship

Adoption is a wonderful gift for both the parents and for the child, but it is a complex legal undertaking with the possibility of grave consequences. Learn More

Appeals

An appeals process may be available if you have not achieved your objectives in trial court. Learn More

Contact Us About Your Case

Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

“We used Kate for a home study for an adoption. She was professional, competent and empathetic to our needs. I couldn’t have been more pleased & would not hesitate from using her for any legal case.”

Missy

“So thankful for the help and advice I received from Kate! I was dealing with some issues with my ex husband not following the parenting plan. Kate was able to meet with me right away and within a week addressed the issues with my ex’s attorney. I believe my ex got the message Kate meant business and she was not going to tolerate him disrespecting me and the kids. Glad she was in my corner!!!”

Jennifer

“I’ve not personality used Kate, but I saw her work bring joy to a friend’s. She was professional and in command when required, but so personal and caring. Legal matters always require two things, compassion and competence- Kate excels at both.”

Stephanie

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