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Certified divorce mediators reduce complications

Divorce involves many difficulties when it comes to court hearings. At Bandstra Law Firm in Des Moines, IA, we are fully qualified to assist you. Whether you want child support, visitation rights, modification of dissolution or to secure custody, you'll be represented to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Dissolving your marriage is emotional and complicated. Attorney at law, Scott Bandstra and paralegal Katie will listen to you. Our focus is on your family.

We help you through that difficult time

Our services include:

Dedicated to your every need, attorney at law, Scott Bandstra and paralegal Katie will stick with you through thick and thin.

Call for your FREE initial consultation!


  • Uncontested Divorce Flat Fee $1000.00

  • Pre-nuptial agreements

  • Mediation and out-of-court settlement

  • No-fault, international, or contested divorce

  • Paternity issues

  • Child custody and support

  • Child visitations

  • Grandparent’s rights

  • Modification of dissolution (modifying your decree after it's been finalized)

  • PFA (protection from abuse)

  • Alimony

  • Property and financial agreements

  • NCO (No contact order)

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"Scott Bandstra represented our family for several years through a very long legal battle. He began in 2011 helping with the protection of my children from their biological mother who was an active drug user. Then with my divorce being final in 2012, Scott was very engaged and always made it undeniable that my kids and I were treated fairly. His legal advice was always spot on, and his knowledge of the laws and regulations required in the state of Iowa, allowed our case to be handled in a professional and proactive way. Scott represented me during the Termination of Parental Rights against my children's biological mother in May of 2016. Scott also represented my wife and I in the adoption process for my children in November of 2016.


We have had positive experiences and wonderful outcomes in the past five years, and if ever needed we will choose his services again. Scott was personable, proactive, and allowed our family peace of mind because of his exceptional representation. There were certainly no doubts from his thorough counsel, or from the steady progression we seen throughout each legal matter. We continue to tell our friends and family of his outstanding legal representation, and we highly recommend his aptitudes."