Divorce / Custody

 

– Dealing with the End of a Marriage

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.  I can help you with all aspects of your separation and divorce.  The law hopes to divide your lives in a way that each party is in substantially the same condition as he or she was during the marriage, but the reality is that what was once a large pot of assets, debts and quality parenting time becomes two small pots.  Each party leaves the marriage with less. 

    With my help you will understand the law and how it applies to you so you can make informed decisions.  End this part of your life with dignity and set a course to your future with a equitable (or “fair) division of assets and debts and a workable plan to share time with your children.

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

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