Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer L. Meyer

Divorce Attorney, Ankeny Iowa

“I believe in developing strong relationships with my clients. Each case is unique and every individual’s needs are different. My goal is to always get the best possible outcome for my clients, which requires not only knowledge of the law, but also the ability to problem-solve and develop alternative options to fit the needs of each client. I take great strides to ensure my clients’ case will be handled primarily by me, not staff members or handing your case off to another attorney. I believe this is important because in order to get the best possible result, we must work together. I take the time to explain the legal process in a way that is understandable, as legal language can be confusing. I want to help you each step of the way and be there to guide you through what may be the most difficult time in your life. Legal proceedings can be the one of the most stressful events in people’s lives. Having the peace of mind knowing that your attorney is doing everything possible to work hard on your behalf can make all of the difference.”

Jennifer L. Meyer is an attorney who focuses her practice in the area of Family Law, including cases involving divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, termination of parental rights, mediation, property and asset division, establishment and disestablishment of custody and adoption. Jennifer is also a Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, and is certified in Collaborative Law. Through her years of experience, she is committed to assist her clients through the often difficult and emotional processes that surround family law issues.

Life is never how we plan it to be. Sometimes it is better than expected and sometimes it is worse.  We all have had moments in our life when we think… What just happened?  How did I get here?  Where do I go from here?  How could someone do this to me?  I am completely lost. Or sometimes we may have had experiences when we think… I have wanted to make changes in my life for a long time, I just don’t know how…. I feel stuck and I just don’t know how to make the first step… I am really scared about what the future holds if I make a change…I feel like there is a better way to live, I just need help getting through the next step.

Many times, we think the law is very black and white. Sometimes it is. But many times, it is not, because life is not.  In family law, every case is different.  Yes, there may be some similarities, but your situation is like a fingerprint. It may look the same from a distance, but it is unique. That doesn’t mean that everything has to be complicated. My goal is always to try to resolve situations peacefully.  Some situations can be resolved very easily, yet others, take more time and strategic planning. This is why it is important to take your personal circumstances into account when choosing a plan that is best for you.

Jennifer L. Meyer, J.D.

Personalized Legal Services

Personalized legal services in the area of family law are customized for each client based on the client’s legal situation, financial concerns and legal options available to each client. It is not always necessary in every case for clients to pay thousands of dollars upfront to get the help they need.  This means that some clients may only need help with certain parts of their cases or matters (limited scope representation or unbundled legal services) where other clients may help with their legal issue from the beginning of their case until the settlement of their case. [read more]

Traditional Divorce

Traditional divorce in Iowa is the legal process of dissolving a marriage. This process involves not only legally ending the marriage, but also resolves issues such as child custody, child support, property division, retirement accounts, debts and real estate. [read more

Child Custody

For many people, child custody is their primary concern during the divorce process or custody case. In Iowa, there are generally two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. [read more]

Child Support

Child Support is a very important issue to address whether it is through a divorce action or custody case. In Iowa, there are specific guidelines that are used to determine the correct amount of child support. [read more]

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is a unique opportunity that that allows the parties to have more control over the way their divorce is handled. Through this process, each party has a trained collaborative lawyer for representation and to give each party legal advice and advocacy. [read more]

Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law – Including but not limited to Child In Need of Assistance Proceedings, Delinquency, Termination of Parental Rights and Adoptions, Department of Human Services related cases. [read more]

Modifications

Modifications to Decrees usually involve requesting a Judge to change something that was in your final decree of divorce, custody or child support.  This can include changing legal or physical custody of children, child support, tax dependency deductions, medical health care responsibilities and costs and alimony/spousal support. [read more]

Contempt of Court

There are situations when people fail to do what the Judge has ordered them to do.  This can be from a temporary or permanent order.  If the Judge determines that a party has violated a court order under the Code of Iowa, the violating party can be reprimanded in a number of ways including repayment of attorneys’ fees, court costs, and in some cases a jail sentence. [read more]

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