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Helping Clients Throughout Eastern Iowa Resolve Family Disputes

Divorce cases and other family law matters can be extremely emotional and stressful. It is important to consult with an attorney who will take the time to understand your specific circumstances and advise you on your rights and options so you can make informed decisions.

The family law attorneys at Schoenthaler Kahler Reicks & Petersen are committed to helping clients resolve difficult disputes. From our law offices in Maquoketa, we assist clients from area communities such as Bellevue, Preston and DeWitt in a full spectrum of family law issues. All of the attorneys at the firm have been practicing family law throughout their legal careers, assisting clients with cases that can have a great impact on their families and futures.

Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements And Other Family Law Issues

If you and your spouse are getting divorced, our attorneys are ready to work to protect your rights and interests. We will help you take steps to preserve your financial resources and your parent-child relationships as you resolve issues such as property division, alimony, child custody and child support with our help.

If children are part of your case, you may need help establishing, modifying or enforcing child custody, visitation or support order. Our lawyers can help you pursue a positive outcome.

Domestic violence may be your concern if your spouse, your partner or someone else in your household has abused or threatened you or your children, or if you have been accused. We can help you pursue a protective order or defend you if you have been named in a restraining order.

Many family disputes can be resolved through negotiation or mediation. However, sometimes, it is necessary to go to trial to protect a client’s rights. Schoenthaler Kahler Reicks & Petersen is made up of experienced trial lawyers who are prepared to advocate for clients in court.

Focusing On Parentage And Parental Rights

The attorneys at our firm sometimes help unmarried mothers and fathers legally establish the paternity of their children. Acknowledging a father’s legal status can help either or both parents pursue child custody, visitation and support. It can also provide benefits to a child born outside of marriage, such as inheritance rights and eligibility for health insurance through a father’s insurance.

A paternity action may also be necessary before an adoption. The attorneys at the firm guide clients through a wide range of adoption scenarios, including stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions and private adoptions.

Turn To Our Family Law And Divorce Lawyers For Prenups And Other Issues

Perhaps you are approaching marriage or are already married and wonder about a prenuptial or postnuptial (prenup or postnup) agreement. We can help you draft a premarital or postmarital agreement or understand the stakes if your fiancé(e) or spouse has asked you to sign one.

No matter what type of legal issue you are facing regarding your family and children, it is in your interest to consult a lawyer sooner rather than later. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at Schoenthaler Kahler Reicks & Petersen, please contact the firm at 563-227-8983 or by email.