When it comes to family law matters, oftentimes these issues are highly sensitive and stressful because our family relationships have some of the strongest holds on our emotions.

What Falls Under “Family Law?”

The area of family law includes many different situations a family might go through. We often counsel family members who are considering divorce and are concerned about what's best for their children. We go over how separation could affect their relationships with them, and so on. Dealing with family issues may come with mixed feelings and confusion as there is a lot to sort out.

If you are contemplating whether or not divorce is the right step for you, you need an experienced family law attorney on your side that can help you find answers to the many complicated questions you'll face. At Van Cleaf & McCormack Law Firm LLP, we can provide you with the legal advice and support you need to make informed decisions moving forward.

Full-Service Family Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa

Our services have helped many clients navigate the complicated legal processes of their family law cases. When you choose to work with us, we will use our knowledge and skills to help you protect the best interests of you and your family. Previous family law matters we have handled include:

  • Alimony

  • Child Custody & Visitation

  • Child Support

  • Divorce

  • Estate Planning - Probate Administration

  • Equitable Distribution

If you're in need of compassionate legal counsel in any of the above situations, we are prepared to help you through it. It is not uncommon to experience mixed feelings, doubt, disappointment, hope, and stress all at the same time. We will provide you with courteous and empathetic support to help you navigate through the emotions and make plans for the future.



Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?

Divorce can be extremely stressful, emotional, and time-consuming. Whether your divorce will involve disputes about children, complex distribution of assets or you anticipate a fairly simple, uncontested divorce, it's important to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to review your situation. You don't want to be caught off guard by issues that could be overlooked or that can arise in the future. With our experience on your side, we will make sure that your family’s needs are met with caring, compassionate support and guidance

Especially when children are involved in the divorce consideration and proceedings, we understand how that can amplify the emotions and stress you feel about the whole situation. Because the decisions made in a divorce will not only have a lasting impact on your relationships, but the outcome of your case will ultimately affect the quality of life that your children will have throughout their childhood.

Establishing Child Custody

Establishing child custody arrangements is one of the most sensitive and important matters to resolve in family law. Child custody is divided into both physical and legal custody.

Physical custody of your child is generally shared between separating spouses and determines how much time each parent gets to spend with the child.

Legal custody of your child establishes and protects your ability to make decisions regarding your child, including everything from their religion to where they enroll in school.

We work to keep the child or children's best interest in mind when establishing these plans for families going through a divorce.

Reliable Legal Services You Can Trust

Trying to navigate the family court system alone is both straining and very difficult to yield your desired result. When you need the counsel of family law and divorce attorney to guide you through every step of the way, allow us to advocate for you. You deserve the peace of mind that comes from having strong supporters on your side. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation today and discover how our experience can work for you.


Are you ready to move forward with the divorce process? Do you have an important family law matter weighing on you? Don't hesitate to give us a call. Van Cleaf & McCormack Law Firm LLP proudly serves families of the greater Des Moines area. Reach out today to schedule a consultation so we can help you and your family start anew.