Polk County Mental Health Attorneys

Polk County Mental Health Attorneys

Our Polk County mental health attorneys have the experience and skill you need to have the peace of mind that you deserve when it comes to your mental health.

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In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

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What to Expect From a Consultation

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.

Please contact our friendly

Polk County Mental Health Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

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

Phone:

(515) 207-2006

E-Mail:

desmoines.ia@oflaherty-law.com

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

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

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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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Can I be Denied Parenting Time Due to Mental Illness?

In this video, our Polk County mental health attorneys explain if mental illness factors in custody cases. The court considers all factors when deciding the child's best interests. Mental illness can mean many different things, but if one of the parents has a diagnosed condition or has a history of signs and symptoms indicative of mental illness, the court can't simply ignore a fact of the case.  When making a decision on custody and parenting time, the court will look at both parent's behavior. If a parent has a history of providing a stable environment, mental illness should not be used against that parent. However, if the parent's condition is poorly managed, leading to behavior that places the child in jeopardy, they should expect it to reflect in the ruling.



This episode, our Polk County attorney will discuss how mental illness can impact parenting time and child custody decisions during divorce proceedings.

Service and Emotional Support Animals in Iowa

In this video, our Polk County mental health attorneys explain how Iowa law protects those with service animals and emotional support animals by requiring accommodations in housing and some public places.  In Iowa law, you are allowed to be accompanied by your service dog or assistive animal in various public spaces. For an animal to qualify as a service animal, they must be specially trained to assist a person with a disability. Most of the time, the service animals are dogs. An assistive animal covers other animals that are specifically trained or in training to assist that person with a disability.


This episode, our Polk County attorney will discuss the legalities surrounding service and emotional support animals in the state of Iowa.

Changes In Iowa Adult Guardianship Laws

In this video, our Polk County mental health attorneys explain how , Iowa legislature passed House File 610, which made a number of changes to adult guardianship rules and procedures in Iowa. The law took effect on January 1st, 2020. A couple of changes to Iowa Guardianship terminology were made with the new law:

  • “Proposed ward” a term that is considered outdated and offensive was replaced by “respondent;” and
  • “Ward” was replaced by the term “protected person.”

This episode, our Polk County attorney will discuss the legalities surrounding service and emotional support animals in the state of Iowa.

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