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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


“I told Melinda my needs during the process and she did a good job keeping me informed and up to speed. There were never really any surprises, and when you’re juggling that kind of situation while trying to keep up with everyday life [that is] really nice. I have a lot of appreciation for her.”


“This is something that I didn’t want, so this has been very traumatic for me. Amanda has been very good about being patient with me taking the time I need to make the decisions I have to make. Amanda has usually answered all of my emails within an hour and always gets back to me the same day! Amanda and the office as a whole have done well keeping me up to date.”


“Kristina is providing great representation. With not really knowing this process, it’s really nice to have someone like her to rely on.”