Child Custody in Des Moines

Establish, Modify, or Enforce Custody Orders with Our Family Law Attorney

During a divorce, one of the most emotional and difficult issues that must be addressed is determining child custody. An experienced Des Moines family law attorney from our firm can effectively advocate for each client’s goals while always protecting their best interests.

Our firm helps clients establish, modify, or enforce the following child custody orders:

  • Primary physical care
  • Shared physical care
  • Joint legal custody
  • Sole legal custody

Determining Child Custody in or Out of the Courtroom

Child custody orders are determined by several factors based on what is in the best interests of the child or the children that are involved. While many child custody issues can be resolved through the collaborative process, negotiation, or mediation, it may become necessary to present the case before a judge due to differing opinions and goals of the parents involved. In these cases, our Des Moines family law attorney is ready to advocate for you.

If a child custody case goes before a judge, the judge will use the following factors to determine what plan is in the best interest of the child(ren):

  • What is in the best interest of the child(ren)
  • Which parent has been the primary caregiver of the child(ren)
  • Any history of abuse, mental health issues, or criminal acts
  • Willingness of each parent to care for the child(ren)

Entrust Your Child Custody Case to an Experienced Lawyer

When you call our firm to discuss the details of your child custody case, we are happy to schedule a free case consultation with you in our office or in your home. We sit down with each of our clients in order to talk about the individual details of your case and go over the best possible legal options available in order to reach a solid resolution. Our family law attorney is licensed to practice in both Iowa and Texas.

Call our office in Des Moines today at (515) 599-6160 to discuss your child's needs.