Marion County Family Lawyers

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Ryan C. Shellady
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney
(515) 242-2435 666 Grand Ave., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Iowa College of Law
Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, family law and divorce, administrative law, construction law, OSHA compliance, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review,...
Jesse Michael Marzen
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(515) 259-7776 5550 Wild Rose Lane
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Collections, Divorce and Tax
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
We do the heavy lifting so our clients don't have to in Family Law, Commercial Collections, and Tax Law cases.
Gilbert Caldwell
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Jasper County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Family, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
University of Tulsa
Counselor and Litigator with more than 30 years experience representing clients in stressful and difficult situations.
Edward E. Cox
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Wapello County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(641) 682-5447 110 E Third Street
P.O. Box 878
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Agricultural, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University
Ed Cox practices in agricultural law, estate planning, and real estate and handles general practices matters. Prior to private practice Ed worked as staff attorney at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center. He has written several publications on agricultural law issues and has given numerous presentations on the topic across the country. Ed is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri.
Ryan Edward Weese
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
I have been in practice for over fourteen years and have learned that hard work for my clients always pays off. Family law, personal injury and medical malpractice are difficult areas of the law that create even more difficult situations for my clients. Going through a divorce, being the victim of an injury or malpractice or fighting for custody of children are tough for clients. I want my clients to know that I take their case seriously and will work as hard as possible to get them a positive result.
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshall County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Iowa College of Law
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1%) Past President, Iowa State Bar Association Past President, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (250) Past V.P., Iowa Association for Justice (f.k.a. Iowa Trial Lawyers) Founding Board of Directors, American Academy of ADR Attorneys Past Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission Past Member, Iowa Supreme Court Nominating Commission Top Great Plains SuperLawyers (top 5%) Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation AVVO rating 10/10
Celena Faith Bevard
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney
(515) 633-3000 2641 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Celena graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a criminal law concentration. During law school, Celena worked for the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office where she defended clients against a variety of charges, including numerous OWIs in the City of Cleveland. Celena also worked in the Juvenile Division and has experience with emergency custody situations and juvenile delinquency. At the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Northern District of Ohio, Celena gained additional experience with complex drug charges and crimes against children.

Celena graduated from Indianola High School and Simpson College. She majored in International Relations and Political...
Robyn C. Huss
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 233-3477 408 SW Third Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Robyn Huss practices primarily in Divorce/Family Law, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Step-parent Adoption, Premarital Agreements, Guardianships, Wills/Powers of Attorney, and document preparation.

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 available.
Danni Harris
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
I have over nineteen years of experience litigating complex legal matters. As a member attorney at Whitfield & Eddy Law, I currently focus my practice on litigating family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, custody, spousal support, domestic abuse, grandparent guardianship and termination of parental rights cases. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management with honors from Baylor University in 1996. In 1999, I graduated from Drake University Law School. Shortly after graduation I moved to Dallas and was admitted to the Texas bar. I worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas...
Lisa A. Allison
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Shayla L. McCormally
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(515) 218-9878 4508 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Shayla McCormally is a problem solver. Whether it's helping clients navigate difficult family issues, untangle tax problems, or recover after being injured, Shayla devotes herself to creating the best possible solutions for her clients. She knows the issues her clients are facing are stressful and confusing. She offers solutions and reaches outstanding results for clients
Seth J. Harrington
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney
(515) 975-3447 2961 100th Street
Ste. 9
Urbandale, IA 50322
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Law school doesn’t just teach you about the law. It also teaches you to never give up. While it was probably the hardest thing I ever did, the lessons I learned there are why I can stand up for clients at some of the hardest times of their lives. I graduated from Drake Law School in 2004 and have ten years of experience in the courts of Iowa standing up for people’s rights, whether as a private attorney, a prosecutor or a child protection attorney.
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Bryan Goldsmith
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Wapello County, IA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 West Second Street
Box 601
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Creighton University School of Law
Tyler Coe
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer
(515) 246-5523 699 Walnut Street - Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Tyler Coe is known for his approachable demeanor and awareness of the many factors that come into play in each case. High conflict cases and financial matters are key areas of emphasis for Tyler. He thoroughly analyzes and collaborates with clients to understand and get to the bottom of complicated relationships.

As a family lawyer, he is experienced in managing cases involving divorce, child custody, modifications, and high conflict disputes. He is familiar with the unique needs in mid-to-high asset divorce. He routinely represents young professionals, established professionals, business owners, executives, and stay-at-home spouses. He works closely with financial advisors, accountants,...
Todd Elverson
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Jennifer J Bonzer
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Marshall County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(855) 955-2193 24 East Main Street, Suite 205
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Social Security Disability
North Central and Central Iowa Attorney practicing in Criminal Law, Social Security Law, Family Law, and Divorce.
Jonathan Kramer
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Antitrust, Divorce and Estate Planning
Eric M. Updegraff
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(515) 244-1473 300 Walnut St, Suite 260
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
Representing employees and workers in workplace issues since 2004. I concentrate my practice on protecting workers rights in Workers' Compensation Claims, Personal Injury and Employment Law, including wage and hour disputes, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations; Federal Civil Rights Act violations for age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disabilities. I also represent individuals facing harassment on the basis of race, color and/or national origin under the Federal Civil Rights Act. We are experienced trial lawyers in representing workers faced with all types of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile-environment sexual harassment, quid...
Heather Michelle Simplot
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Wapello County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Arizona State University, College of Law
James Meade
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 868-0163 1200 Valley West Drive, Suite 206-02
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Harvard Law School
Troy Skinner
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Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Derek Johnson
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Marshall County, IA Family Law Attorney
(855) 955-2193 24 East Main Street, Suite 205
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
North Central Iowa Attorney with general practice including but not limited to Criminal Law and Social Security Law.
Scott D. Fisher
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Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(515) 222-1400 1300 50th Street, Suite 102
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Wapello County, IA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 979-5953 1200 Valley W Dr
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
University of Minnesota Law School
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(515) 661-6300 5550 Wild Rose Ln
Ste 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of Houston Law Center
Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(515) 283-2050 505 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 202-5979 2602 SE Victory Drive
Grimes, IA 50111
Family, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
St. Mary's University School of Law
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(515) 331-3555 5525 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA 50131
Family and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 267-9000 1701 48th St
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 278-4200 2824 104th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Wapello County, IA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(641) 682-7579 112 N Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 277-7136 415 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(515) 255-8680 4401 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Family Law Lawyer
(515) 875-4812 309 Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(515) 267-9000 1701 48th St
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Polk County, IA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 279-6942 3705 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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