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Des Moines Contested Divorce Lawyers

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Are you and your spouse struggling to come to terms about an impending divorce? Are the issues too complex, too weighty, or too emotionally explosive for you to reach any kind of compromise? Trying to reach a divorce agreement can be a messy and draining matter in which even the most well-intentioned can fail. Where children, money, home, and other deeply personal and sensitive matters are involved, emotions can run high. Highly complex financial situations, blended families, and other circumstances can further complicate the process.

If you and your spouse cannot agree on the issues involved in your divorce, it is essential to turn to an attorney you can trust to protect your legal rights and ensure that your best interests are represented. At Hope Law Firm, we have handled thousands of family law cases in and around the Des Moines area. Our Des Moines contested divorce attorneys have earned a reputation for outstanding legal work in this field through knowledge and skill both inside and outside the courtroom. We will work tirelessly to help you reach a settlement through negotiation; but, when necessary, we will go to trial. When we go to trial, we go fully armed in search of a favorable result on your behalf.

Talk to one of our experienced Des Moines divorce lawyers by requesting a consultation online or at (515) 305-2772.

Iowa Contested Divorce Cases

In order to petition for a divorce, called dissolution of marriage in Iowa, you must have been a resident of the state for one year. Since Iowa is a no-fault state, you are not required to show proof that your spouse committed any marital misconduct. You are required, however, to show proof that the marriage is irretrievably broken and cannot be restored. This proof can be supplied by testimony from friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors. It can also be demonstrated through written documentation such as copies of text messages or other communications.

Contested divorces often involve disagreement over the many issues that must be brought to a settlement, such as:

When these issues cannot be negotiated between the two parties, the case will be set for trial where a judge presides and make decisions based on the evidence presented.

Hope Law Firm’s Outstanding Reputation

Our firm has been peer-reviewed and rated as having the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell®. We bring exceptional knowledge of the law and the court system to every client. When facing the turmoil of a contested divorce, you can rely on our Des Moines divorce attorneys for the effective legal support you need.

Contact a Des Moines contested divorce lawyer today at (515) 305-2772.

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 and Shelby are wonderful. Professional and friendly. They made the process of my divorce very easy for me.”

    Cammie H.

  • “Katie was really great to work with. She was available for questions almost at any time of the day and always answered my questions almost immediately.”

    Nicole D.

  • “Katie gave me hope, and helped me trust again and to have faith in the legal system.”

    Megan F.

  • “Katie was always two steps ahead of our other opponent, knowing exactly what we needed to do.”

    Abbie F.

  • “Danni was experienced, knowledgeable, and such a great person.”

    Former Client

  • “Savvy, determined, fought for us. My family was very pleased.”

    David G.

  • “Charlotte took the time and had the patience to explain to me the legal terms and worked through the low points of the divorce.”

    Abby M.

  • “Hope law firm is outstanding!”

    Kristina H.

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

    Patty L.

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

    Jessica H.

  • “She was a great lawyer and did a WONDERFUL job!”

    Jessica H.

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

    Joe W.

  • “I would highly recommend him for a divorce or custody attorney in Iowa! Thank you for all your help!”

    Staci B.

  • “I would recommend her to anyone facing any family law situations! You will not be disappointed!!”

    A.P.

  • “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.