Family Law

Whether you are thinking about divorce, have a question regarding a child’s paternity, are having a child custody dispute, are setting or modifying child support, are concerned the other party isn’t following your divorce or child custody decree or would like to modify your divorce or child custody decree, Branstad Law can assist you.

 

When you become involved in any of these actions, you may be required to participate in a Children in the Middle program and/or mediation. The Children in the Middle program is designed to assist individuals with children as they are getting a divorce, are addressing child custody or are modifying a decree.

 

Mediation is required for divorce, child custody, contempt and modification actions before the parties can obtain a trial or hearing date. Mediation allows you and the opposing party the opportunity to resolve the matter in a way that both parties find acceptable, instead of asking the Court to decide.

 

The Children in the Middle Course is offered at the following locations:

 

Mercy Franklin Center

1750 48th Street, Suite 2

Des Moines, IA 50310

515-643-2584

mercydesmoines.org

 

Boone County CARES, Inc

PO Box 514

Boone, IA 50036

515-443-4893

tkostner@co.boone.ia.us

 

Southwest Community College

1501 W. Townline Road

Creston, IA 50801

641-782-1449

cwhite@swcciowa.edu or worthington@swcciowa.edu

 

Journey Counseling and Consultation

118 Hayward, Suite #6

Ames, IA 50014

515-292-9697

www.counselingames.com

 

Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness

2525 N Ankeny Blvd., Suite #113

Ankeny, IA 50023

515-289-9136

info@cie-ankeny.com

* Offers programs at Altoona, Kirkendall, Johnston, and Newton Public Libraries

 

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

2006 South Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA 50023

515-964-6685

lmkiester@dmacc.edu

 

Counseling Center for Central Iowa

Iowa Health System

6000 University Ave, Suite 200

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515-241-2300

www.iowahealth.org

 

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

700 E. University Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50316

515-241-2300

www.iowahealth.org

 

Parenting Way, Inc.

1211 Vine St., Suite 2140

West Des Moines, IA 50265

515-225-9490

www.parentingway.org

 

Additional Information:

 

http://pcbaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Preparing_Yourself.pdf

 

http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/For_the_Public/Representing_Yourself_in_Court/DivorceFamily_Law/index.asp