Westfield, Iowa Divorce Lawyers
Puryear Law P.C. is a general law practice, including but not limited to: Criminal: All matters, ranging from murder to domestic violence, outstanding warrants, drug cases, theft, OWI/DUI and traffic violations...
For over 20 years she has exclusively focused on divorce and family law matters. Shannon’s deep experience in every aspect of family law, including the most complex custody, property division and asset valuation matters, is complemented by a natural sense of empathy. Clients can trust her straightforward, clear-eyed guidance. They know that Shannon will be there when and where they need her.
A wife and the mother of three daughters, Shannon enjoys running in her spare time as well as attending her daughters many activities.
Robyn C. Huss practices primarily in Divorce/Family Law, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Adoption, Premarital Agreements, Guardianships, Wills/Powers of Attorney, and document preparation.
Michael W. Pettengill practices primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Debt Negotiation, and Real Estate Transactions.
No matter your type of case, it is very important to seek legal advice early in the process so that your rights can be protected. Seeking advice early is important to ensure deadlines and opportunities are not missed.
Contact the Huss Law Office to set up an initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are...
Education: Indiana University, B.A., 2010
De Paul University, J.D., 2015
Admitted to Iowa Bar 2015
Areas of Practice:
Civil: Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Name Change
Criminal: OWI/DUI, DOT matters, Juvenile, Possession Controlled Substance, General Criminal Defense
Appellate: Criminal and Civil
Iowa Bar Association, 2015 to present
Linn County Bar Association, 2016 to present
NACDA Top 10 under 40 Criminal Law 2017
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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