Divorce/dissolution of marriage

Council Bluffs, IA Divorce Attorney Works with Families to Make Divorce Process Easier

Divorce is never easy. There are emotional and financial matters to deal with, managing the separation of assets, not to mention determining the custody of children. Divorce can bring freedom or heartache, and much depends upon the legal counsel you choose to represent you during this difficult time. By contacting the Law Offices of Michael J. Winter serving Southwest Iowa, you can rest assured that your family is in capable hands.

Divorce, or “the dissolution of marriage” as it is referred to in the state of Iowa, is a term that describes the legal termination of two parties’ lawful marriage. Not only dissolving the marriage, the court will also divide property, make orders regarding child custody and visitation, and determine whether there should be child and spousal support and determine payments. Iowa is a state which dissolves marriages on a no-fault basis, so either party may seek divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

The Iowa Divorce and Family Lawyer Michael J. Winter has helped thousands of people dissolve their marriages and works to provide the following services, which include:

  • Filing for Separation
  • Filing for dissolution of marriage
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division
  • Settlement agreements

The hope is always that agreements can be made and matters negotiated and settled outside of court. If both parties agree on all of the details relating to the end of their marriage, an agreement is prepared and filed with the court, and there is no court appearance required. Attorney Winter finds that 80 percent of the time, this is the case. However, if matters are not easily resolved outside of court, temporary orders are then needed to address child or spousal support, and child custody, and a court hearing will be held. If these issues cannot be negotiated in that setting, the matter will be set for a trial before a judge. At the Council Bluffs Law Offices of Michael J. Winter, he does his utmost to try and resolve issues in a manner that is as stress-free as possible. His goal has always been to meet the needs of his clients.

Make all of this easier on yourself and your family: contact the Law Firm of Michael J. Winter at his office in Council Bluffs, Iowa at (712) 322-0133 today to discuss your plans to dissolve your marriage.