Waterloo Divorce Attorney
Divorce in Iowa
Unfortunately, no one can predict the future, and no one can estimate how long a marriage will last. If your marriage may be ending, talking to a lawyer can help you make the right decisions about moving forward with your life. At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we can help.
For decades, our Waterloo divorce attorneys have been helping clients navigate the family law process, working to minimize their stress and achieve agreeable resolutions designed specifically to meet each unique situation. We know that no two families are alike and there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to divorce, child custody, and related matters. Instead, we take the time to sit down with each prospective client, listen to their story, and learn about their goals from the legal process. From there, we are able to provide attentive, personalized guidance and representation focused on the unique needs of each individual and family.
To learn more about how our firm can help you, please call us at (319) 220-0416 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free and always confidential. Our offices in Waterloo and Iowa City proudly serve the entire state of Iowa.
Committed to Helping You Make the Right Decisions
Divorce is a multi-faceted process that involves untangling two lives. Unsurprisingly, it comes with myriad decisions regarding how this process will happen. All of the factors that go into creating a divorce agreement are important, as they dictate everything from where the couple’s children will live to who will get the family home or business.
At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we represent people throughout the state of Iowa in divorces involving a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Division of marital property and debt
- Shared businesses
Sometimes divorces can be resolved quickly and collaboratively with little disagreement. Other times, aggressive representation is needed to protect your interests in court. Regardless of your particular situation, our Waterloo divorce attorneys can help.
Divorces Involving Children
When two parents divorce, nothing is more important than the question of who will have child custody. At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we have the experience and skill to help you effectively manage a divorce involving children.
These types of divorces can be especially complicated—both legally and emotionally. Parents want what's best for their children but, often, parents have different ideas about what this looks like. This frequently leads to disagreements.
While our Waterloo divorce attorneys can provide a great deal of guidance, the state of Iowa also requires divorcing parents to take a "Children in the Middle" class that helps parents better understand the divorce process and how it affects their children.
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
Just as the name implies, a contested divorce occurs when one or both parties disagree on various aspects of the divorce, such as child custody or the division of marital property. In contrast, an uncontested divorce happens when both parties work together to reach mutual agreements regarding every single factor in the divorce. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on even one aspect of the divorce, you will need to resolve the matter in family court.
A divorce that initially begins as contested can become uncontested and vice versa. In any case, all contested divorces will be resolved in court by an impartial judge. While this may be the only appropriate solution to some cases, many divorces can be effectively resolved through a collaborative law process. At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we can help you determine if you are a good candidate for collaborative divorce based on the various specific details of your situation.
For more 60 years, Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. has been building a reputation for experience, knowledge, and skill in the practice of law. We have the resources to handle even the most complex divorce issues, including division of family-owned businesses, such as family farms, as well as divorce disputes over pensions, investments, and other complex property.
If you are considering a divorce, talk to a lawyer about your options. Our attorneys at Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. are ready to guide you through the process, answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have.