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Family Law Attorney in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Making Complicated, Emotionally Challenging Issues Easier to Get Through

Legal issues involving your family are nearly as complicated as family relationships themselves. They also are some of the most emotionally challenging situations a person will ever face. I’m Patrick C. Brau, a general practice attorney in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. My experience with a wide variety of family law cases helps me advocate on behalf of my clients and reach a swift and favorable resolution.

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In some instances, a person going through a divorce is in such a hurry to get past this stressful time of life that it becomes tempting to accept a settlement that is less than equitable. In other cases, a spouse in a divorce proceeding may be looking to “punish” the other person. As your lawyer, I will stand firmly in your corner during the entire process and work to ensure that the final agreement is a fair one. If a resolution cannot be reached out of court, I’m comfortable going to trial to get what you deserve.

Every divorce, custody, or other family law matter is unique. I take the time to learn about your case and understand your goals. I have successfully represented many individuals in all types of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce

  • Child custody and visitation

  • Child support

  • Paternity

  • Spousal support

  • Property division

  • Modification

  • Adoption

I offer a free initial consultation. If you need a Mount Pleasant, Iowa, family law attorney, call today or use my contact form to schedule an appointment. I also serve the areas of Burlington, Fairfield, Fort Maddison, and Keokuk, Iowa.

As court dockets have become more congested, there has been an increased focus on alternative dispute resolution (ADR). As a certified divorce mediator practicing in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, I am called in on many divorce and child custody cases to serve as an impartial third party. My role is to facilitate communication between the two sides, help to clarify the issues being disputed, and generate options for settlement that can be incorporated into a divorce decree. My experience in these cases greatly benefits my own clients as I help them reach a quick and fair resolution in their divorce or other family law matter.