Direction during a difficult time

At The Law Shop, we facilitate peaceful resolutions.
We are a refuge for those in need—a handshake, a hug, a friend.

Collaborative Law

Sometimes referred to as “no court divorce,” collaborative divorce is an effective alternative to traditional, adversarial litigation, which can be costly financially and emotionally. The collaborative process is a civilized, respectful approach to divorce that involves people working together with their attorneys toward constructive solutions that are in the best interest of the entire family.
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Mediation

Mediation is an informal, confidential process involving parties working with a neutral third party to find middle ground. The mediator facilitates discussion and assists in negotiating resolutions to issues in dispute. The goal of mediation is to find mutually agreeable solutions rather than laying blame on either of the parties.
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Serving Van Meter, Des Moines, Adel, Creston, Winterset, Guthrie Center, Osceola, and more.

“Amy’s approach to family law is to have a smile on her face and assure you that everything will be ok, because it will be. This is not a fight, but peaceful interaction between the parties to come to a conclusion that works for everyone. I never would have thought that mediation would work, and I was so wrong. My relationship with our kids is not one of weekly visitations, rather a co-parenting agreement that works for the best interest of our children.”  ~Jim
"Working with Amy was wonderful!  Her advice and support gave me the courage to live life again.  I was content with the way things were, but after talking to Amy and going through the process, I can LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!  Thank you!!" - Cindy
“I have known Amy J. Skogerson for many years. Over my many years of being in practice, I have found that lawyers who are successful are those who have earned the respect of their colleagues. Amy has achieved that lofty goal. She has earned the respect of her colleagues.”  - Patrick L. Wilson, Attorney, Des Moines, Iowa
"I cannot recommend Amy highly enough. She was everything I was looking for in a collaborative divorce lawyer: understanding, nonjudgmental, caring. Amy was prepared for every meeting and was prompt and efficient in completing whatever tasks became her responsibility. I could trust her to bring my best interests to any and all discussions; I knew she had my back through the entire process. I couldn't ask for anything more." - Ben