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.

“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
“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
"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
“I have enjoyed working with Amy on several projects over the years. She brings good ideas and much enthusiasm to the table. She also is open minded to other’s suggestions and willing to work on those ideas as well.” ~Phil Garland, Attorney, Garner, Iowa