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Des Moines Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Bringing Better Solutions to the Divorce Process

All of us have seen or heard about the contentious divorce process where two parties battle it out in court over important family issues. These issues are deeply personal and will likely have an enormous impact on their lives and the lives of their children. Such divorces are often driven by animosity between the spouses whose main concerns may not be based on the best interests of everyone involved. Enter the collaborative divorce process, which seeks to reach a fair settlement through better communication, honesty, problem solving, and a compassionate approach that prioritizes the welfare of all concerned.

When contemplating a divorce, you may not feel that the above can be achieved or even attempted. With the help of professionals trained in the mechanics of collaborative divorce, however, you may find it to be the better path. At Hope Law Firm, our Des Moines collaborative divorce lawyers have extensive experience, training, and insight into helping couples reach a divorce settlement with less stress, in less time, and in a more cost-effective manner. With a combined 75 years of experience in handling divorce, we have earned a reputation as a high-value, proven, and respected team.

Contact Hope Law Firm to learn more about how we can help you with a collaborative divorce through our online form or by calling (515) 305-2772.

What Is a Collaborative Divorce?

A collaborative divorce is one in which the divorcing couple is each represented by his or her own attorney.

The two attorneys will meet with each other exclusively, with their own clients, and in group settings where all four parties will discuss and problem solve various divorce issues.

These issues may include:

Other professionals may be utilized in the process as well, such as divorce coaches, child specialists, or financial advisers whose roles will be to provide pertinent information and guidance on specific matters.

The entire purpose of the collaborative divorce process is to enable the two parties to come to a more amicable agreement that is aimed at the greatest good for the entire family. This puts the divorcing couple in the driver’s seat regarding the settlement as opposed to the arbitrary judgment of a family court. Once a settlement has been reached, the attorneys will submit it to the court for approval.

Want a Less Costly, Less Combative & Less Time-Consuming Divorce?

Our Des Moines collaborative divorce lawyers have a successful track record in helping couples reach faster, less painful settlements through the collaborative process. We encourage you to consider this option and to let us use our skills to help you reduce the cost, the time, and the potential adversity of a divorce.

Call us today at (515) 305-2772 or contact us online to learn more.

Why Hire Hope Law Firm?

  • We have a high success rate in handling complex divorce cases.

  • We take an aggressive approach & have a proven track record.

  • We treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect.

  • When we take your case to trial, we don't stop until we win!

The Opinions That Matter Most

See What Our Clients Have To Say
  • “Katie was always two steps ahead of our other opponent, knowing exactly what we needed to do.”

    Abbie F.

  • “Very professional and I am very satisfied with the outcome of everything.”

    I. G.

  • “She was amazing through my very emotionally, draining divorce.”

    Megan H.

  • “I am forever grateful for her hard work and determination in bringing my daughter home to me.”

    Joe W.

  • “She is great and everyone there. Would sometimes take 1-2 days for a response email so only reason I gave 4 out of 5 in response time- but it was fine.”


  • “She is kind, caring, and thoughtful, yet she is able provide her clients with the necessary knowledge and experience at just the right times. I would highly recommend her!”

    Sheree D.

  • “She helped me win each court battle I was in, including the appellate court.”

    Katie S.

  • “Katie and her team were able to quickly get answers to keep the process moving, which I appreciated. Katie is a bright, dedicated, compassionate, and knows her job.”

    Linda W.

  • “Katie was simply AMAZING and helped us keep my son exactly where he should be.”

    Zach & April B.

  • “She was a great lawyer and did a WONDERFUL job! She was on-top of the process from start to finish.”

    Jessica H.

  • “The Hope Law Firm and attorney, Shannon have been excellent to work with.”

    Patty L.

  • “Steve is a professional and very knowledgeable.”

    Jenni O.

  • “I highly recommend Katie for any of your legal matters as she is very knowledgeable, thorough, honest, and takes a personal interest in you!”

    Kelly R.

  • “They were very nice people to deal with and did a good job for me and my kids.”


  • “She was understanding and helpful, reassuring, and offered guidance every step of the way. She was very quick to respond to phone calls and emails.”

    Megan H.