Are You Ready For Divorce Proceedings?

If you are considering divorce, preparing to file, or need to respond because your spouse has filed against you, many important decisions lie ahead. Whether your serious concerns involve your children, your future financial stability, support obligations or all of these, the family law counsel you hire can be critical for protecting your interests and avoiding regrets.

The Iowa City divorce attorneys at our firm bring together 50 years in practice. They are versed in all aspects of Iowa family law. You can depend on receiving caring, individualized divorce counsel shaped by your unique situation and goals, beginning with a free 30-minute consultation. We will strive diligently to settle your case amicably and keep you out of court, but we also prepare thoroughly for litigation if that becomes necessary.

Face Your Alimony, Property And Custody Concerns Head On

We have handled hundreds of cases ranging from straightforward, efficient divorces when parties can agree on all issues to complex, intensely disputed ones requiring mediation or courtroom litigation. Your attorney will guide you through all steps in the process, explaining likely outcomes, risks and viable options for:

  • Establishing child custody and visitation/parenting time, with emphasis on protecting children's futures and maintaining open, productive communication between parents whenever possible
  • Obtaining fair and just orders for child support and alimony (spousal support), if applicable
  • Negotiating or litigating to ensure equitable property division and allocation of debts
  • Addressing any other complex issues unique to your case, such as allegations of domestic violence, other concerns about fitness to parent or the belief that your spouse is concealing assets

Focused Personal Attention · Going The Distance To Protect Your Future

Our family lawyers understand the extreme emotional stress and financial pressure that men and women endure when facing divorce. We strive to relieve those burdens by answering vital questions upfront and targeting favorable outcomes via the most efficient and affordable means possible. If aggressive advocacy in court is the only way to achieve your goals, however, we will provide exactly that — and we also have the procedural knowledge and skill to handle family law appeals.

To begin exploring strategies for getting through divorce in the best shape possible to move forward with hope and confidence, please contact us today at Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C by calling 319-359-6492.