Practice Areas

Termination of Rights

The termination of a parent’s rights to their child(ren) is a serious matter. However, termination of parental rights is sometimes necessary to allow for a pathway to adoption services and/or to protect the child from abuse, abandonment, or neglect. A termination of parental rights is a “permanent and complete severance” of such a right. Once…

Divorce

Des Moines Divorce Services Make no mistake about it, divorce is a stressful and life-changing event. Fisher Law Firm can help you through this turbulent time with a divorce attorney representing you and your needs every step of the way. We can help with dividing the property and debt between parties, as well as figuring out the custody of…

Spousal Support

In any divorce (but usually in marriages lasting at least 5-10 years) the court has the power to award the requesting party spousal support. In Iowa, spousal support can also be called alimony. When you call Fisher Law Firm for legal advice and representation, you will get an alimony lawyer who will help you on…

Custody

Legal Custody Case In any divorce situation involving minor children (children under the age of 18 or age 18 if still in high school or pursuing a GED), the parties will have to decide on the legal custody arrangement. What is Legal Custody? Legal custody is often referred to as an “informational right.” As a…

Child Support

Child Support Law In all child custody cases and divorces involving the custody of a minor child, the issue of child support must be addressed. With the exception of extremely rare circumstances, a parent with primary physical care, or custody, of a minor child will be the recipient of child support from the other parent–the…

Adoption

Adoption Law Adoption is the process that creates a legal relationship between a child (or adult under certain circumstances) and a person typically not related to the child by genetics. In order to adopt, under most circumstances, a biological parent’s parental rights must first be terminated. Only after that is accomplished may an adoption become…