Dickinson Law has just released an exciting new commercial demonstrating the capabilities of our dedicated Family Law Practice. From adoption, to divorce, to child custody and child support issues, the new commercial features our team of experienced and compassionate attorneys who are available to assist clients with a multitude of family law issues.  To view the new commercial, click below.   For More Information Visit our main Divorce and Family Law page featuring Attorneys Mary Zambreno
If you’re filing for divorce, you likely do not have much trust in your partner. It follows that your spouse likely does not want to share any of “his” or “her” assets with you. With these factors, it may be difficult to determine whether your spouse has disclosed all the assets of the marriage. In a typical scenario, if you later find out that your spouse has hidden an asset, you’d have one year after…
When your relationship is ending due to your spouse having an affair, you may wonder what effect that has on your divorce. For starters, Iowa is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not have to prove that your spouse was unfaithful or abusive in order to obtain a divorce. Infidelity may be relevant, however, in terms of property division and child custody. Typically, infidelity would not dictate how a court divides assets or…
As a seasoned family law attorney, Mary Zambreno understands that going through the divorce process or dealing with a modification to a divorce decree can be an emotional roller-coaster for many of her clients, especially if there are children involved. After all, according to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. “Thinking about taking the first few steps in the process can be daunting,” Mary…
Attorney and Shareholder Regan Wilson is an experienced litigator who has been practicing in a wide range of family law for more than seven years, assisting clients through the oftentimes complex legal process of divorce, child custody, modifications, property division, and other related issues and disputes. She is known for her compassionate counsel and capable representation, guiding her clients to an agreeable resolution – all at a time that can be stressful and emotionally draining…
Helping people was Associate Attorney Rachel Soderstrum’s main goal when she decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in social work and then complete a subsequent law degree — with highest honors, no less. Of course with this goal, her practice at Dickinson Law includes diligently advocating on behalf of family law clients and putting her experience and legal training to work. “I enjoy giving back to the community through my work as an attorney,” Rachel…
Very often, one of the first few questions I am asked during an initial consultation with a prospective client is how should he or she “prepare” for the divorce? Emotional preparation aside, I generally understand the question to mean what documents should he or she gather during the preliminary stages of the divorce process. In the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa, there is a requirement to exchange financial information within a certain number of days…
Although some divorces cannot escape conflict, you and your spouse may have an idea of how you would like to separate your assets and divide custody of your children in an amicable way. In Iowa, a family law attorney cannot represent both you and your spouse, but you can use one attorney to draft your divorce agreement. This can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees while providing you with the peace of mind…
Under Iowa law, there are two types of legal custody: joint and sole. With sole legal custody, a parent has the ability to make all decisions regarding the child’s education, extracurricular activities, medical needs, and religious instruction without any input from the other parent. That is, if a parent has sole legal custody, they can make the decision for the child to get the COVID-19 vaccine without consulting the other parent. Because sole legal custody…
Dickinson Law is proud to announce that it has launched “Beyond Juris,” Iowa’s first syndicated legal podcast, discussing innovations in the law & the law for innovators.  Co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Andrea Rastelli, the podcast will be tackling new topics in the law in different fields, and will feature discussions with area business leaders and additional attorneys from Dickinson Law on issues that impact startups, established businesses, and consumers such as privacy law, blockchain,…