Smith Mills & Schrock

Family Law

The area of family law practice, including dissolution of marriage (divorce), adoption and modification of dissolution decrees for issues related to child custody, visitation and child support, is a constantly evolving area of law. We meet the needs of our clients by keeping them informed of the latest developments in family law, and our attorneys are well-versed on the latest case law and trends in Iowa’s courts regarding such issues as traditional, shared and split child custody arrangements, child support guidelines and alimony awards.

We endeavor to not only represent our clients’ family law needs, but also to educate and inform our clients about the divorce process and work with our clients toward creative and cost-effective resolutions appropriate to the individual client’s needs. Mediation, settlement conferences and collaborative divorce are means to achieve our clients' goals without the experience of a trial.


Iowa Child Support Enforcement
Hawk-I Low-Cost Health Insurance
ABA Section of Family Law
Iowa Courts Online

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Chuck Blades
Sasha Monthei
Valerie Foote
Sam Charnetski
Michael Lunn

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Iowa Divorce Law Basics

August 18, 2017 | Attorney Samuel E. Charnetski | A divorce can, and potentially will, be one of the most difficult times of your life. Not only is a relationship spanning years coming to an end, you also have to physically divide property accumulated during your marriage. Understanding the Iowa divorce procedures: View Document

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