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.

"Andrea, you're a blessing to us, and words can't explain how deeply happy we are that we chose you to be a part of our lives. Sincerely, we couldn't have done it without you. Your commitment to your work is very appreciated, and we will never forget this. We will definitely stay in touch. I guess you can say I've chosen an outstanding attorney. :) Thank you very much for all your hard work!" – Luis and Amanda
“Amy has been a great volunteer for Y Camp, earning our Volunteer of the Year Award first in 2012 and then again with her husband Erik in 2014.  She will be Y Camp’s first female Board Chairperson, having already served as Vice Chairperson and Chair of the Property Committee.  She also organized a great community event fundraiser for camp.  Amy has been and continues to be one of our best volunteers, she truly cares about serving others!”  ~David Sherry, Executive Director, Des Moines YMCA Camp
“When I came to Amy her law partner described her as ‘smart and ethical.’ To that, now, I would have to add some additional things. First, she has a spirit of fun that was really nice to have along the way. It extends from her sense of humor to her love of ‘artsy and weird.’ Most important, though, I would add that she has a genuine spirit of humanness. She helped me stay (get back) on an even keel and do the right thing that I really wanted to do all along. With her straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding and knowledge she was able to ease my ‘scares’ and concerns. She displayed humor, honesty, dignity, humility and compassion during the whole ordeal. Once again my most sincere thanks and I thank Amy for being a ‘friend’ through it all.  She beautifully handled my case not once but twice and is now my dear friend.  I will forever cherish our friendship.” - Debbie
"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