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for self-represented persons in family law cases

If you are wading through self-help forms that are as clear as mud, need assistance with mediation or a hearing, or if you just need legal advice on family law matters, we have solutions that range from limited to full legal representation.  Morris Malloy Law breaks down family law services to provide an opportunity for limited or full legal representation.  The more common services that can be obtained on a pay-as-you-go basis are outlined below (forms assistance, document preparation, and settlement).     


Whether you need limited or full legal representation, we have solutions.  

affordable family law solutions


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Iowa self-help family law forms can be overwhelming and difficult to understand.  See our posts and tips under Resources and Forms tab.   We have solutions to help you complete the necessary steps to move your case through the court system.  Contact us today for assistance.


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Family law covers matters that involve custody, child support, property division, and alimony (spousal support). Within each matter there exists the need for documents. We have solutions.

Morris Malloy Law offers document preparation and review of family law matters, including the following most commonly requested documents:

 Settlement Agreement 
 Child Support Worksheet (Form 1)
 Parenting (visitation) Plan
 Affidavit of Financial Status
 Wage Withholding Order
 Quit Claim Deed
 Qualified Domestic Relations Order
 Call for information on other document preparation services


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Mediation and settlement negotiations provide an opportunity to avoid the emotional and financial costs of a trial.  We have solutions that cover a range of legal services, the most common include:

 Discussion and guidance on specific issues in dispute
 Attorney availability on “as needed” basis during mediation/negotiations
 Attorney attendance and participation in mediation/settlement session.

Contact us today for more information.

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Custody matters involve both married and unmarried persons.  Whether an initial custody or modification action, the court requires certain checklist items to be addressed.  We have solutions for getting your case through the court system including the following common checklist items: parenting plans (visitation), child support, and other custody-related matters (medical, tax dependencies, other support credits).  We offer limited legal services and full legal representation in any one of these areas.


We offer services in business formations, the most common include:  

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)

  • Corp. (Corporation)

  • PC (Professional Corporation)


In Iowa, a divorce is referred to as a dissolution which involves three primary areas:  property division, alimony (aka spousal support), and child custody.  The best opportunity for divorcing parties to control the outcome is to come to an agreement on their own.  If the parties do not resolve all issues, a trial judge will determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties.  Our firm offers legal assistance in all areas of divorce and will explore reasonable solutions for either self-represented parties or persons that prefer full legal representation in divorce matters.   

Estate planning

We offer services in estate planning matters, which include the following:  creation or modification of a Will, Powers of Attorney for healthcare and financial matters, and a Living Will/Advance Directive.  


We offer mediation services in family law matters and maintain standards set by state and local districts.  We will remain an impartial third party that will facilitate an opportunity for the parties to define disputed issues, explore possible solutions, and come to a voluntary resolution that further avoids the financial and emotional costs of a trial.  Fees are $150 per hour with a 2-hour minimum paid in advance with the parties splitting the cost.  The parties are expected to pay the outstanding balance at the close of the mediation session.   We accept cash or credit card payments.  Call us to set a mediation session.




Attorney Licensed in Iowa and South Dakota Practicing Primarily in Family Law


Deborah views Law as a vocation, not just a job. She loves people and their stories.  Deborah's diverse background in family law, business, and accounting enables her to help people when they need it the most.

“You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

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now associated with tigges, bottaro & lessmann, llp

613 pierce st.

sioux city, iowa 51101


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