Top-Rated Des Moines Divorce Lawyer
We Are Committed to Finding The Optimal Solution For Your Unique Situation
Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences in life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our firm specializes in family law and uses alternative methods to reach fair resolutions, when possible. We are committed to finding the optimal solution for your unique situation, providing you with expert family law advice, and guiding you in every step of your divorce.
We understand that a divorce can be a stressful and disruptive time, and we will strive to give you clear legal guidance to resolve all aspects of your dissolution. We also have a personal understanding of the challenges facing couples seeking divorce, and can advise you on the laws that apply to your unique situation. We handle divorce litigation, collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce cases, and can advise you on the best approach to resolve your situation.
Divorce Attorney Evan Starcevic
Evan Starcevic is Founder and Attorney at Starcevic Law. The law firm stands for the proposition that good parents should have quality time with their kids, and collaborative law protects children from divorce. Evan believes children of families who separate should not be forced to pick sides in their parents’ conflict, that kids should have the opportunity for maximum contact with both parents, and that reducing conflict for separating families helps children grow up to be healthy, successful adults. Evan lives in Johnston, Iowa with his daughter and serves in the local Army National Guard.
Aspects Of Divorce Our Firm Can Help You With…
The dissolution of marriage can bring a wide range of complex issues, as separating spouses begin the process of terminating martial rights and establishing new lives. Some of the key aspects of divorce include:
Classification and Division of Property
Property and assets acquired during your marriage are generally classified as marital property and will be divided equitably between you and your spouse. If you and your spouse do not arrive at a settlement agreement on property division, the Court will decide what is equitable.
Spousal Support And Alimony
Spousal support or alimony is not awarded in every case and can be awarded either on a temporary or permanent basis. The amount will depend on many factors including but not limited to: division of property and debts, needs of the parties, ability to pay, costs of living, child support awards and whether you or your spouse can earn sufficient income following the divorce. Spousal support is often an aspect of divorce that creates much tension. As an experienced divorce law firm, we can advise you on how alimony may or may not be a factor in your case.
Child support is typically paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent, based on an Iowa formula which considers many variables. Other expenses may also be addressed such as health insurance, uncovered medical expenses, extracurricular activities and other childcare expenses. If you have a minor child from your marriage, we can help you determine a fair child support obligation using the Iowa Child Support Guidelines.
Child Custody, Visitation Schedules And Parenting Time
Determining custody or physical of your minor children and working out an equitable visitation schedule are some of the most difficult aspects of divorce. We will work with you to help you decide how best to care for your children both during and after your divorce. The decisions of child custody and physical care are generally determined by considering the best interests of your child, which may include an analysis of a range of factors.
Collaborative Divorce Agreements
Resolve Your Differences Collaboratively, Without Court – Save Money, Save Time
The Collaborative Participation Agreement, or Collaborative Agreement, is a binding legal contract between couples and their attorneys to follow certain rules in order to resolve your divorce out of court. The Collaborative Agreement is what separates the collaborative divorce process from the traditional, adversarial-type divorce. The key principle of the agreement is that the parties must resolve their case outside of court. By taking away the threat of going to court, participants are forced to work together to find creative solutions which must be acceptable to both parties.
Like many others, I did not know what to do and was anxious about what laid ahead. After our initial conversation, I knew I had found a great fit for who, and what, I needed. It was Evan’s honesty, values, poise and ability to communicate that made my decision easy. Again, I never thought I would need a family law attorney, but when I did, Evan was there for me. If you ever find yourself in need of a truly professional attorney, Evan should be at the top of your list.
— Mike Blomme
Evan was very helpful to me during a very stressful period. I found him to be extremely professional and accessible. Evan worked with me to help solve a very complicated situation with excellent results. Highly recommend!
— Michael F.
Evan has been great to deal with. Very professional, prompt, and accessible. As much as I didn’t want to be in the situation I was in, he made it go as smooth as possible. He is a wealth of knowledge and resources. Thank you Evan.
— Cole Fennessey
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