DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Choosing the right, qualified lawyer for situations related to divorce or the dissolution of marriage can be the difference between a favorable or negative outcome for you and your dependents. We will help you understand the legal process and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your children, and fight for the agreement you deserve. We've helped countless men and women in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area to successfully reach fair terms.
The most qualified, experienced and successful divorce attorneys will understand the legal process inside and out. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement through mediation and negotiation, your case may need to proceed to trial. This could include issues of alimony, child custody or property and asset division. With the assistance of a good lawyer and firm, you will never feel intimidated or outnumbered.
If you have children, a divorce lawyer will also help you through the child custody process. Again, this is usually done either through negotiation or through a trial if you and your former spouse’s differences cannot be settled. A lawyer will ideally be able to negotiate both a divorce settlement and child custody settlement on terms that will be ideal for you and your interests. Similarly, they will be able to help you show your best self in court to ensure that the court does not view you in a negative light. A divorce attorney can help to be your voice for your interests in court.
MILITARY DIVORCE LAW
When going through a divorce involving military personnel, there are different factors to take into account. For instance, spouses of service members are entitled to certain benefits that must be addressed upon dissolution of the marriage. In order to ensure the law is upheld and your rights are not violated, you need to seek out a skilled lawyer who has experience with military divorces. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys to go over your case.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING DIVORCE LAW
I am getting divorced. Do I need an attorney?
The decision to hire an attorney is one made individually
What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce?
Breakdown of legitimate objects of the marriage. Iowa is a "no-fault" state so you don’t have to show infidelity or other “fault”
What determines how assets are divided in a divorce?
The parties and their attorneys if mediated or settled, or the court if trial is needed (not settled)