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Divorce, Custody & Family Law



Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Attorneys in Des Moines, Iowa

Going through a divorce can be one of the most heart-wrenching experiences of a person's life. For others, divorce can be a relief. For all of our clients, divorce brings with it many changes, a great many of them unforeseeable except to an experienced professional. How your attorney handles your divorce can affect your life and the lives of your children for years to come.


At the law office of Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, P.C., we offer comprehensive family law guidance in which your needs come first. With more than four decades of experience practicing divorce and family law, we have an extensive legal tool kit upon which to draw as we hone in on your specific individual goals.


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Comprehensive, Client-Centered Legal Counsel

Knowing that divorces often involve contested matters, especially in the area of property division, child custody, and support, we make sure with each client to:

  • Listen carefully to your concerns and goals
  • Help you understand the divorce process
  • Provide you with realistic expectations related to child custody, support, property division, or other family law matters
  • Guide you to make rational, rather than emotionally based decisions that you may not be practical to pursue
  • Carefully and diligently investigate your case
  • Skillfully and aggressively represent your rights through negotiation, mediation, or in court

Respected, Trusted Family Law Attorneys

Our firm is AV-rated*; we have earned the highest recognition and respect among our peers for our legal work. Our lawyers are also heavily invested in our community, both through participation and leadership in Des Moines community organizations, and we earn the trust of our clients as we help them navigate them through the potential minefields and obstacles on the way to getting their lives back on track.


Minimize the Impact on the Child

We seek to minimize impact on involved children as we seek to establish a child custody, visitation, and parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child while also fair and balanced for our client.


Experienced and Discrete in Complex Property Division Matters

Our attorneys have considerable experience in the area of business and corporate law, real estate law, as well as mediation and litigation, including divorce appeals, divorce decree enforcement, and modifications. Our knowledge of complex financial matters allows us to help you value marital property appropriately, access hidden assets, and negotiate fair property division settlements.


Reassuring, Experienced and Focused on Your Case

We welcome your call and your questions and look forward to assisting you: