Create the most peaceful, respectful, cost-effective resolution
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    Whether it’s marriage preservation or family conflict resolution, legal separation in Iowa or divorce in Iowa, we can develop a customized plan that spares you the expense and emotional trauma of court.

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    Our collaborative team of professionals help with finances, child development, counseling, personal coaching, career planning and/or marriage preservation to make litigation a last resort.

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    We encourage respectful and open discussions between you and the other party to find a mutually satisfying resolution to your dispute outside of the courtroom.

You need the Compassionate Alliance if:

• You’re not sure about divorce and would like to see if the marriage can be saved.
• You’re looking for a customized divorce plan that reflects your priorities and values.
• You don’t want to navigate Iowa divorce laws going through a long, stressful court battle.
• You need coaching and legal guidance for your future.
• You want to know how to file for divorce in Iowa and/or access Iowa divorce records.
• You would like to have open communication with your co-parent.
• You’re concerned about the effect of divorce on your children.
• You want compassionate, understanding lawyers in Des Moines who truly care about you and your family.

Testimonials

“Kim is a compassionate and caring person. She led me through a terrifying experience in my life with true caring, and helped me to remain calm and dignified. I would recommend her services to anyone who is facing divorce.”

— Mary

2017-09-21T03:10:58+00:00
“Kim is a compassionate and caring person. She led me through a terrifying experience in my life with true caring, and helped me to remain calm and dignified. I would recommend her services to anyone who is facing divorce.” — Mary
As hard as divorce is, I can't imagine handling it any other way. The last thing I wanted to do was to go to court. To this day, my ex-husband and I have a very respectable relationship, and we both give 100% of the credit to working with Ashley and the Collaborative Law process."

-Tiffany

2017-09-25T22:32:34+00:00
As hard as divorce is, I can't imagine handling it any other way. The last thing I wanted to do was to go to court. To this day, my ex-husband and I have a very respectable relationship, and we both give 100% of the credit to working with Ashley and the Collaborative Law process." -Tiffany
“Kim Stamatelos is a leader among Iowa attorneys in collaborative and mediated family law. Kim helps her clients move from the old conflict mindset to a more cooperative, healing approach that has positive impact on the children, the family and even the community at large.”

— Jeff

2017-09-21T03:11:45+00:00
“Kim Stamatelos is a leader among Iowa attorneys in collaborative and mediated family law. Kim helps her clients move from the old conflict mindset to a more cooperative, healing approach that has positive impact on the children, the family and even the community at large.” — Jeff

Meet Our Attorneys

Kimberly Stamatelos

“I truly believe that family law conflicts of all types can be transformative life experiences if they are done correctly.”

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Ashley Tollakson

“I am extremely passionate about helping families transition peacefully and launching them successfully post-divorce.”

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Brittany Sandler

“My dedication to the legal profession is nearly a decade old and my commitment to helping others has been lifelong.”

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