Des Moines Family Law Attorney
Protect Your Rights with the Help of an Iowa Family Law Attorney
Family law matters can be complex and emotional, so it is important to make sure that you are taking the necessary steps to protect your rights. At Higgins Law Firm PLLC, our experienced family law attorneys understand the challenges families face and are dedicated to providing the necessary legal services to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their situation.
Our family law practice is committed to providing Iowa families with exceptional legal representation and a positive outcome regardless of your circumstances. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Related Practice Areas We Can Help You With
We understand that child custody cases can be highly sensitive and emotional. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case, and this includes considering not only the rights of the parents but also the well-being of their children. Our attorneys can provide knowledgeable legal advice on issues related to child custody, visitation rights, and child support, always making sure that the best interests of the children are at the forefront.
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Our lawyers understand the complexities of child relocation and can help you navigate the legal process involved. We are dedicated to helping our clients come up with an arrangement that works for both parties, protects their rights and is in the best interests of the child. Our attorneys will provide you with knowledgeable legal guidance, so you can make an informed decision that is in the best interests of your family.
Child support cases can be complicated and contentious. We provide experienced legal counsel for all aspects of child support in Iowa, including establishing an appropriate amount of financial support for the children, enforcing existing court orders and modifying existing agreements when necessary. Our attorneys are devoted to helping our clients protect their rights and ensure that their children are able to receive the financial support they need.
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Common Law Marriage
Common law marriage is recognized in Iowa and can provide many of the same rights and responsibilities as a traditional marriage. Our experienced lawyers can help couples understand their legal rights if they are already in a common law marriage or want to enter into one. We can also advise clients on how to legally terminate a common law marriage, should they decide to do so.
We provide experienced legal counsel for all aspects of divorce. We understand that this is a difficult and emotionally charged process, so we strive to keep the process as stress-free as possible. Our divorce lawyers are well-versed in the legal issues and disputes that often arise during this process and are dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights.
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Escaping Domestic Violence
Under Iowa law, victims of domestic violence have the right to request a restraining order that prohibits their abuser from contacting them or coming near them. This restraining order can be issued on an emergency basis and can help protect those escaping domestic violence situations. We are dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse understand their rights and fight for the justice they deserve.
Legal separation is a way for couples to separate their finances and legal obligations without going through the formal process of divorce. In Iowa, couples may be able to enter into voluntary agreements that establish financial responsibilities without dissolving the marriage.
Marital agreements, such as prenuptial or post-marital agreements, can be a useful tool for couples to protect their rights and assets in the event of divorce. In Iowa, marital agreements are legally binding contracts that address issues like division of property and spousal support. Our experienced lawyers understand the complexities involved in these agreements and can provide knowledgeable legal guidance to ensure that your rights are protected. We strive to help our clients come up with a fair agreement that is in the best interests of both parties.
Establishing paternity is an important step in making sure that a father’s rights are protected and that a child can receive financial support from both parents. We provide knowledgeable legal counsel in all aspects of paternity rights.
Post-decree modifications involve changing existing court orders after a divorce has been finalized. These changes could include modifying child custody arrangements, adjusting visitation rights, or altering the amount of spousal or child support. In Iowa, post-decree modifications must be approved by the court. Our experienced lawyers understand the complexities involved in post-decree modifications and are committed to helping our clients protect their rights. We strive to ensure that the changes made are in the best interests of both parties and will work hard to help you achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
We understand how important it is to make sure that both parties are able to receive a fair and equitable share of the marital assets. Our attorneys can provide guidance and legal representation when negotiating and dividing assets during the divorce process. We have experience working with couples from all different financial backgrounds, so we are confident in our ability to help you reach a fair and equitable outcome.
Spousal Support & Alimony
We understand the complexities of spousal support and alimony laws in Iowa. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients achieve a fair and equitable outcome when it comes to spousal support and alimony. We can provide knowledgeable legal counsel on all aspects of these issues, including establishing the appropriate amount of financial support, enforcing existing court orders and modifying existing agreements when necessary. We are committed to helping our clients protect their rights and ensure that everyone is able to receive the financial support they need.
Trusted Des Moines Family Law Attorneys on Your Side
At Higgins Law Firm PLLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights and achieve the best possible outcome for their family law case. Whether you need help with divorce proceedings, division of assets, escaping domestic violence, paternity rights, child custody or spousal support and alimony, our experienced attorneys can provide knowledgeable legal counsel to help you navigate the process and make sure that your rights are protected. If you require assistance with any family law matters in Iowa, the first step is to contact us to schedule a free consultation.