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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

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Our Polk County spousal maintenance and alimony attorneys are proud to provide above-and-beyond customer service at an affordable rate. At O'Flaherty Law, we have the knowledge and skill to put your case in the best position possible to succeed. We will fight for your rights and a favorable outcome for you. 


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Polk County Spousal Support & Alimony

Please contact our friendly Polk County Spousal Support & Alimony at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2

Des Moines, IA 50312

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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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How Does Remarriage and Cohabitation Affect Alimony/Spousal Support in Iowa?

In this video, our Polk County alimony attorneys explain how spousal support, also known as alimony, is a court-ordered provision for support based on financial need.  Spousal support can be temporary, short-term, or permanent depending on each spouse’s circumstances.  The Court will consider a variety of factors to determine if alimony should be awarded and to which party.  If alimony is granted, a judge will decide the amount to be paid, the means by which it will be paid, and how long the payments will continue, unless there is an agreement between the parties that has been approved by the Court.

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How Does Remarriage and Cohabitation Affect Alimony/Spousal Support in Iowa?

In this video, our Polk County alimony attorneys discuss how remarriage and cohabitation affect spousal support and alimony payments. Spousal support (also known as alimony) are the financial payments one spouse makes to the other during and following a divorce. There are a number of different types of spousal support a court can award depending on circumstances. The three categories are as follows:

  • Periodic/traditional: paid until the death of the payor, the receiver passes or the receiver remarries;
  • Reimbursement: repayment to a spouse who helped with the partner’s educational or work training expenses; and
  • Rehabilitative: paid until the spouse receiving payments is self-sufficient (able to financially provide for themselves).

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How to Calculate Alimony in Iowa

In this video, our Polk County alimony attorneys discuss  a number of statutory factors when determining the amount and duration of alimony payments, such as:

  • The income of each spouse;
  • Duration of the marriage;
  • Standard of living during the marriage;
  • Support of the children (if any);
  • How the marital property is to be divided; and
  • Each spouse's income capacity and earning potential.

A judge is less likely to award spousal maintenance if each of the spouses earn roughly the same amount of income and can support themselves.  If the parties have children together and the custodial parent will receive child support, this will also impact the amount of alimony awarded by a judge.

Alimony payments are often rehabilitative, meaning they are only intended to last until the receiving spouse acquires the necessary education and training to maintain a job of sufficient means.  There are two other types of alimony payments as well: traditional and reimbursement.  Traditional alimony is usually awarded when the marriage lasted for many years, and one of the spouses has spent a significant amount of time out of the workforce.  Reimbursement alimony is awarded if one spouse contributed significantly to the other spouse’s earning potential.  An example of this would be a husband working to both support the family and put his wife through medical school.

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