Family Law

Whether you are going through a divorce or you are involved in a child custody dispute, you want a lawyer who will help you understand your full range of options, so you can do what is best for your family. At the Des Moines law offices of Carr & Wright, P.L.C., we help individuals throughout Iowa create family law solutions tailored to the needs of their families.

At Carr & Wright, our main goal is to help you come up with a plan that is in the best interest of you and your family. We will do whatever it takes to reach the settlement you desire. We would rather go to court and fight for your rights than settle for something that is not the best fit.


Every divorce is complicated, but if you have complex finances or large assets and debts, you want to be especially careful with the choices you make. Both of our attorneys are skilled at handling complex divorce cases involving these large assets. With a background in economics, attorney Erin M. Carr is prepared to handle the most complex property division cases. With the division of marital property based on equitable distribution in Iowa, you want proper counsel to make sure you get your fair share.

When necessary, we bring in forensic accountants to help us determine where the money is and how much of it there is to distribute. We also work with property appraisers to determine the true value of your home.

Child Support

Parents have an obligation to support their child until he or she reaches the age of 18 and in some cases longer than that. Both parents are expected to provide adequate support based on their respective incomes.

Modifications of child support orders are also available in Iowa. When the circumstances in your case have changed substantially, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Carr & Wright, P.L.C. Handling the majority of child support cases in Polk County, our lawyers are up to date with the child support law and any current changes. Call us today at 515-875-4868 to schedule your free initial consultation and make sure your child’s and your rights are aggressively protected.

Custody and Visitation

Child custody involves the legal and physical custody along with visitation with respect to a child. Regardless of the physical location of both parents, Iowa law gives “home state” priority. Whatever your current location may be, the attorneys at Carr & Wright will work with you to ensure you stay involved in your child’s life.

The attorneys of Carr & Wright will be with you every step of the way. Contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Our firm also handles cases such as:

  • Contempt/Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Child In Need of Assistance
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