Cordell & Cordell
Des Moines Office

4.5 rating based on 163 ratings
Average Client Rating
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Based on 163 Client Reviews

8:30 am - 5:30 pm


666 Walnut St.
Ste. 1710
Des Moines, IA 50309

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Online

We offer phone and online scheduling. Initial consultations last one hour and provide an opportunity to address your specific questions and goals with an attorney.

Please be advised consultations are limited to yourself and the attorney (no other person may be present in the consultation).

This appointment will be contingent upon a conflict check. We will email an appointment confirmation after the review is complete.

If you have already met with a Cordell & Cordell attorney,
please call 1-866-DADS-LAW to schedule your appointment.

A consultation fee is due at the time of your appointment.

Cordell & Cordell Family Law Practice Areas

Child Custody

Cordell & Cordell family attorneys fight to maintain and maximize your role in your children’s lives.

Child Support

Our attorneys work to preserve your financial interests and the interests of your children.

Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

Collaborative divorce and mediation enable couples to dissolve their relationship in a flexible manner that avoids going to court altogether.

Contempt Proceedings

Held when there has been a violation of a court order.


Our family law attorneys work with you to outline your divorce goals and prepare you for your case.

Legal Separation

A court process designed to define the rights and obligations between spouses who are living apart while still legally married.

Military Family Law

When a couple decides to end their marriage while one spouse is serving in the military, divorce tends to get more complicated.

Modification of Decrees

If you find yourself earning less income, or your ex has a larger earning potential, we can help you file a modification to adjust past decrees.

Declaration of Paternity

Ensure you receive all your paternity rights by filing for a declaration of paternity.

Asset Division and Property Division

The process of dividing assets during divorce and determining who gets what.

Protection Order

An order used by the court to protect against a situation involving alleged domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.

Prenuptial Agreements

Done right, these agreements allow couples to plan their future with more security.

Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

Money paid to your ex to maintain a standard of living they were used to during your marriage.

Client Testimonials


5 Stars

“​My experience with everyone has far exceeded my expectations! It feels great to finally have an attorney that fights for my rights and helps try to bring balance into my life. Thank you and please keep up the wonderful work!”

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Ronald S.

5 Stars

“I like how [my attorney] is more hands-on and involved. It’s nice to have an attorney I can really talk with.”

Josh H.

5 Stars

“​Every case is going to be different and unique. I felt that this was a collaborative process between Stephen and I. He was open to conversations and collaborating with me. As a young attorney he has developed a great role. Stephen was fabulous and did a great job. He was the perfect fit.”

Benjamin H.

5 Stars

“​Mr. Babe has done a great job. As a father and a human being I didn’t know I had more rights then I ever could of imagined. Mr. babe has also been giving me great advice on what to do and what not to do. If it wasn’t for him I would be in a much worse position. So there no need for improvements.”

Kevin L.

5 Stars

“​[My attorney] has been very helpful on my case. She promptly replies to all my emails phone calls and are very helpful with my questions. She makes me feel as if I do matter and that she only has my best interest at hand. That’s the best thing a lawyer can do for someone besides winning the case.​”

Mark M.

5 Stars

“​You all helped a lot. Everyone was very professional, and I was quite satisfied.”

Dan M.

5 Stars

“​I was treated well. They told me exactly what they’d do for me and always followed through.”

Trevor A.

5 Stars

“I think everything is going perfectly. Marcy explains a lot to me and is very encouraging.  I can’t thank Marcy enough for all that she is doing for me.  I can’t imagine a nicer person to represent me.”​

Michael J.

5 Stars

​”Marcie was always concerned and always prepared. The staff makes you feel more like family than just a client very respectable.​”

Jeremy Z.

5 Stars

“​[My attorney] has been very helpful with a multitude of issues, not just the matter I retained you all for.  Her counsel is why I’ve continued to keep things open with her.  I’ve enjoyed my experience with [my attorney].”

Diego D.

5 Stars

“My entire experience with Cordell from the very first phone call has been absolutely amazing. Every single person I have met with or talked to has been great! Gabrielle has been so very helpful in many different ways in regards to my case and even allowing me to call her when I’m fed up and ready to call it quits and give up.”

Ryan P.

5 Stars

​”[My attorney] was awesome, she always answered every email within the hour and was very prompt in everything that she did for me.​”

Angela E.

5 Stars

​”I have no experience with attorneys but Stephen put me right at ease. He has bent over backwards to help me. You have no idea how much your firm has helped me, especially since I needed assistance in dual states. He was able to get me in touch with your firm’s attorneys in California too who have all been fantastic!” – Angela E.


5 Stars


“I cannot think of anything that can be done better. Tyler is extremely conscience and caring. Sometimes Tyler just gives me pep talks to ensure that I’m ok.”-AS

* Rating based on internal client satisfaction surveys. Review Policy.

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The experienced divorce lawyers at Cordell & Cordell provide intelligent, aggressive divorce representation to fathers. We are a community of talented legal professionals that prioritize growth and success in all our life roles. Together we assure our clients the quality of representation we would expect for ourselves.