Family Law in Iowa
Our Iowa family law attorney handles a wide range of cases — from typical divorce cases to complex property division and financial cases. Family law cases including divorce and child custody are usually the most contentious and emotional of all proceedings that come before a court. When you are in crisis, you need an advocate who can help you to understand your options under the law. Additionally, you may need someone to help you stay grounded at a time when emotions are difficult to control.
Most family law matters are settled out of court with the parties making concessions and coming to some sort of agreement. However, if the parties cannot agree on all issues, they must be presented to a judge at trial to decide. Rest assured that the decision to go or not to go to trial always lies with the client at the Bragg Law Firm. Outcomes and options will be discussed and recommended, but that decision lies with you.
Benjamin Bragg represents clients at all stages of proceedings including modifications and appeals. If you were divorced years ago and your circumstances have changed you may be able to have the custody decree modified to better suit your current conditions. Additionally, if you and your co-parent agree, this can be done simply and without going in front of a judge.
Family law has evolved over the years as the American family has also evolved. Gone are the days of the housewife being awarded alimony until she remarries. However, this does not mean that alimony or spousal support are not available. If you took a break from the workforce to help raise your children or only worked part time, you may be entitled to spousal support until you get back on your feet.
If you are thinking of getting a divorce, or if you have a child with a person you were never married to and need a custody order from the court, call the Bragg Law Firm today to set up your free initial consultation. Video-conferencing is available at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Family law matters we handle include:
- Asset divisions
- Child custody
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Complex property valuations
- Legal separation