Proven Davenport Family Law Attorney Helps You Tackle Tough Issues
Experienced lawyer dedicated to resolving domestic matters in Iowa
Major life events, such as ending a marriage or adopting a child, can be complicated and cause emotional stress. At the Law Office of Joel Walker P.C. in Davenport, I understand the legal and personal aspects of family law matters and have the experience and background to give your situation the attention it deserves. Since 2007, my law firm has been representing clients throughout the Quad Cities area in divorce, custody, adoption and other domestic situations that require legal assistance. I aim to give you peace of mind knowing you have a trusted resource for all your family law needs.
Understanding no-fault divorces and uncontested divorces
Under Iowa’s no-fault divorce system, the law does not require grounds like adultery in order to pursue a divorce. Instead, it only requires the allegation that the marriage is broken and cannot be mended. While both parties may agree to the divorce, that doesn’t always mean they agree to the different terms of the dissolution. If they do agree, an uncontested divorce would be the option for them. In this instance, both parties must agree on all key issues, including the division of marital assets and debts, child custody, child support and spousal support. My law firm represents clients who are looking to settle these matters through negotiations as well as those who require an advocate in mediation or family law court.
Handling important divorce matters involving children
I have over 18 years of experience offering counsel to parents on issues involving children, such as:
- Child custody — Few issues are more emotionally charged than child custody and visitation disputes. I will dedicate my resources to help you get an arrangement that is favorable to you and in the best interests of your children.
- Child support — Parents have a responsibility to share in the support of their children. Whether you are the paying or receiving spouse, I will help ensure your child support award is reasonable and fair. I can also assist with child support modification and enforcement matters.
- Adoption — The decision to add a member to your family is an exciting one, and working with an attorney throughout the adoption process can help you avoid any unnecessary complications. I have extensive experience handling private and open Iowa adoptions and can competently guide you through this process, tackling any issues that may arise along the way.
I help my clients navigate all legal matters affecting their family, always approaching things from a place of compassion.
Contact a qualified Davenport family law attorney for an initial consultation
The Law Office of Joel Walker P.C. is your legal resource for divorce, custody, adoption and other family law needs in the Quad Cities area. Call 563-551-2316 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation in my Davenport office.