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Compassionate Des Moines, Iowa Divorce Lawyers

If you are in need of an attorney to assist with a family law matter, emotions are probably running high. The Powell Law Firm, P.C. provides knowledgeable, dedicated guidance in divorce proceedings, paternity actions, adoptions and a host of other issues an individual or family may encounter.

If you are thinking about filing for divorce or your spouse has made his or her wishes for a divorce known, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Call The Powell Law Firm at 515-224-4913 to arrange your consultation. You may also email the firm and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

Personalized Attention throughout the Divorce Process

Attorneys of the firm offer personalized and attentive guidance to people involved in both contested and uncontested divorce proceedings. The firm understands the various emotions you are facing and strives to identify your goals regarding finances, your children and other areas of your life. The Powell Law Firm wants to set your future on the right track by obtaining successful outcomes in the following areas:

  • Child support. In Iowa, child support is determined by statutory guidelines. Factors that are used in the calculation include each parent's gross income, number of children, time spent with the children, health insurance and education expenses. A lawyer from the firm can protect your rights and ensure the correct amounts are used to determine support.
  • Child custody and visitation. If you are a parent, you have many concerns regarding the care of your children. The firm seeks custody and visitation arrangements that protect the best interests of the children and allow the children and parents to spend as much quality time together as possible.
  • Property division. Attorneys seek fair distribution of marital property, assets and debts. Items included business interests in the division include real estate, personal property, retirement accounts and bank accounts.
  • Spousal support. Alimony can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis and is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The courts require that spouses first attempt to reach agreements through mediation. The Powell Law Firm has helped many people just like you obtain satisfying settlement agreements through mediation.

The Powell Law Firm also handles family law matters that may or not be related to divorce proceedings or the final divorce settlement, including:

  • Modifications - People may request alimony, child support and child custody modifications based on a substantial change in material condition.
  • Contempt actions - A person who is not following court orders, such as not paying child support, may be held in contempt.
  • Paternity actions - Representation of mothers or fathers interested in establishing paternity to obtain child support and visitation rights.
  • Guardianships and conservatorships - These can be established for minor children and incapacitated adults.
  • Prenuptial agreements - Protect the assets you bring to the marriage .
  • Separation agreements - May be utilized by a married couple who no longer wants to live together but is not interested in divorcing.
  • Grandparent visitation- Grandparents have rights regarding seeing their grandchildren and can establish a visitation schedule.

Contact The Firm

Contact The Powell Law Firm at 515-224-4913 to schedule an appointment. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with flexible scheduling available. For your convenience credit cards are accepted.

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The Powell Law Firm, P.C.
8350 Hickman Road
Suite 2
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: 515-224-4913
Toll Free: 1-855-POWELL1 (1-855-769-3551)
Fax: 515-224-4920
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