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Resolving issues vital to your child’s future

Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. The attorneys at Spies & Pavelich are dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. Drawing on more than 37 years of experience, we represent parents in Iowa City, Iowa & Eastern Iowa in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements

  • Visitation rights

  • Grandparent visitation

  • Modification of custody and visitation orders

  • Enforcement of orders

  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

  • Decisions related to religion, education, and upbringing of the child

Spies & Pavelich is committed to helping you maintain a meaningful relationship with the child you love.

Reliable counsel provides advantages in mediation

Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, couples can often set aside hostility and agree on key decisions affecting their children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for parents to preserve their children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. Mediation takes some of the stress out of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in the hands of the parents rather than the court. Our attorneys meticulously develop mediation strategies that carefully guide the negotiating process toward healthy resolution.

Skilled trial lawyers in family court

In some cases, a trial is necessary to protect a child’s best interests. When one parent refuses to compromise or expresses hostility toward the other parent, negotiations fail. Sometimes a parent may even pose a danger to the child’s well-being. In these cases, a trial is the most appropriate forum for establishing parental rights. Our firm’s methodical approach to trial preparation enables you to feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure.

Contact experienced and reputable family law attorneys in Iowa City, Iowa

Call Spies & Pavelich at 319-337-4193 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in Iowa City, Iowa.