Child Custody & Support

If your family is in crisis or in need of legal help we can assist.  We provide strong yet compassionate representation in all areas of family law.   As an experienced attorney in Des Moines and central-Iowa, we are ready to fight for your rights.  We can aggressively advocate for your interests in divorce, modifications, guardianship, or any other contentious family law matter.

Children are often an integral part of the work we do and as a parents we understand that.  At Rieper Law, P.C. we also want the best for your children and we will work to make that happen.  We ensure you that we will listen to all your issues involving the children and work our absolute hardest to make sure we reach the best outcome for your particular situation.

We have extensive experience dealing with all aspects of child custody and child support matters, including:

  • Modification of custody orders
  • Contempt of child custody orders
  • Modification of child support orders
  • Contempt of child support orders
  • Parenting time
  • Visitation
  • Joint custody
  • Sole custody
  • Non-marital custody issues; paternity actions
  • Grandparent custody

Grandparent custody

We have assisted mothers and fathers with negotiating custody, support, and other child-related agreements that not only protect their parental rights, but are also in the best interests of their children.  We help mothers and fathers negotiate parenting plans that allow them to spend the maximum amount of parenting time with their children.

We advocate and advise during child support proceedings, seeing that both parents’ incomes are accurately represented and our client’s resources are maximized.  We also represent unmarried parents during paternity and child support proceedings, making sure that the parental rights of each parent are protected in the child support, parenting time and custody agreements.

When an agreement is violated, you have the legal right to hold the negligent party accountable. We can assist you with enforcing your child custody, visitation, and support orders.  We also represent clients accused of violating agreements.

If you are being named as the father of a child in a claim for child support payments, we will protect your rights during paternity proceedings.  We will see that the court issues a parenting order in connection with the child support proceedings, allowing you access to your child and handle your request for modification of custody, visitation, or support.