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Des Moines

The stress of a divorce can seem overwhelming. The process sparks a swirl of uncertainty that threatens your financial future, your living situation, and even the relationship you have with your kids.

Our Des Moines, Iowa, attorneys understand how challenging this transition can be. They take the time to listen to your concerns and walk you through each step of the divorce process while working diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.

Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men

Regardless of how tough you are, divorce can be emotionally draining. The decisions you make during this time have the potential to impact your life for years to come.

Cordell & Cordell’s Des Moines attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce. This gives them a better understanding of the unique challenges men and fathers face in the family court system.

Our Des Moines attorneys can handle a wide range of family law matters from uncontested divorce to complex asset division.

Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights

Joseph E. Cordell founded Cordell & Cordell in 1990 with his wife, Yvonne, with the goal of leveling the playing field for men in divorce courts.

Since then, the firm has grown into one of the largest family law firms representing men in the world with more than 100 offices across the United States. In 2015, Cordell & Cordell expanded internationally by opening an office in the United Kingdom.

At Cordell & Cordell, we understand the unique challenges military families face during divorce.

Client Testimonials


“Cordell & Cordell definitely does represent fathers well and makes sure they have someone in their corner that will stand up and fight for them. [Kelly] really seemed to care for me and do everything that she possibly could do for me in my case.”


“Amber Oliver is great at communicating, [giving] prompt responses, and bringing explanations down to earth.  Not all attorneys can speak [in layman’s terms], but she is great.  She was on top of everything.  I would watch her kids if needed.  I appreciate her that much.”


“I really liked how Tomekia handled everything. She was very professional with everything she did. I have to say she knocked it out of the park! She is definitely someone I would go back to if I ever needed her help or the firm’s again.”