Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
Every marriage is different, and so is every divorce. We believe it is important to offer our clients alternatives to divorce litigation, including alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and collaborative divorce. The fact is that most divorces end in settlement, not in trial. We are trained to negotiate effectively on our clients’ behalf and to help our clients resolve issues as amicably as possible with their spouses.
In some circumstances, negotiation is not the best approach to serve our clients’ needs. In those cases, our experienced litigators are skilled in gathering information in preparation for trial, and in presenting it effectively in order to achieve our clients’ goals for their dissolution.
Since the Iowa Supreme Court decision of Varnum v. Brien, in 2009, Iowa has recognized same-sex marriages. Our attorneys have experience in addressing the unique legal questions that can arise in the context of a same-sex divorce.
Child Custody, Child Support, and Parenting Time
Most parents want the best for their children, but often disagree about what that means. Often, the issues of child custody, support, and parenting time are the most fiercely contested aspects of a family law case. When our clients are unable to reach agreement on these issues with the other parent, our litigators apply their extensive knowledge of Iowa family law to the facts of the situation. They then present that information to the judge to demonstrate that our client’s position serves the best interests of the children involved. The court can only make a determination based upon the information in its hands. Our attorneys make certain that the relevant facts are available when needed.
Call our office in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-1000 to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help.