Des Moines Child Support Attorneys

Des Moines Child Support Attorneys

Our Des Moines child support lawyers recognize the difficulties of handling child support cases and are willing to put forth their expertise for you to be in the best position for your case

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The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2 Des Moines, IA 50312

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(515) 207-2006

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desmoines.ia@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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Iowa Child Support Law Explained

In this episode, our Des Moines child support attorneys explain child support law in Iowa for 2020. There are a couple of minor changes that have been approved for 2020.  The most notable change began on October 1st, 2019, at the beginning of the fiscal year.  Federal law now requires the Child Support Recovery Unit to deduct an annual fee of $35 from the family’s support payments.  The fee is withheld after the family has received $550 in support payments.  Exceptions and adjustments may be made, depending on the family’s circumstances.  For example, if the payee or any child of the payee has received cash assistance from Iowa or any other state, the fee will be waived.  If you have more than one child support obligation, the fee may be deducted from each case.


In this video, our Des Moines attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses current and upcoming Iowa​ child​ support​ laws and changes.

How to Change Iowa Support Payments

In this video, our Des Moines child support attorneys explain how once a child support order is in place, a change can be made if either parent goes through a “substantial change in circumstances” which qualifies the order for recalculation.  A child support order modification request must be filed with the same court that set the original court order.  Even if both parties agree on altering the amount of child support, a judge must still make a determination about the order.  The Child Support Recovery Unit can also review and make adjustments to support orders in certain cases.  You should consult an attorney for advice on the best way to proceed if you think your child support order should be modified, as the processes can be quite different, depending on the circumstances of each case.



In this episode, our Des Moines attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Iowa child support modification, including: How to modify child support orders in Iowa; What is a “substantial change in circumstances” for modification of child support in Iowa?; When can I request a child support modification in Iowa; Modifying child support through the Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit; Can an Iowa child support order change temporarily?; Permanent modification of Iowa child support orders; and If my child support agreement has already been modified, can it change again?

Iowa Child Support Jurisdiction Enforcement

In this video, our Des Moines child support attorneys explain how when an order for child support is entered, the state where the order was entered will have continued exclusive jurisdiction over the order. Only that state may enforce or modify the order. Therefore, the obligations generally do not change unless all parties have left the state and a modification to the order has been made. Furthermore, if one party has left the state, a number of tools are available to enforce the child support order.  


In this episode, our Des Moines attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Iowa child support modification, including: How to modify child support orders in Iowa; What is a “substantial change in circumstances” for modification of child support in Iowa?; When can I request a child support modification in Iowa; Modifying child support through the Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit; Can an Iowa child support order change temporarily?; Permanent modification of Iowa child support orders; and If my child support agreement has already been modified, can it change again?

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