David is up to date on fast moving trends in the area of child custody. An important issue now is shared custody versus primary physical custody. David accepts the most challenging custody cases and fight hard for the rights and best interests of our clients and their families. In one case that was appealed, David's firm obtained custody for a father who was not related to the child. David brings order to difficult situations and strive for a fair result in every case.
David works hard to settle cases and is a tough negotiator and litigator. He does things right the first time so clients know their rights and responsibilities and can move on with their lives. Mediation is a process that can help parties to problem solve and reach a livable resolution to their family law issues.
In spousal maintenance, property division and debt allocation cases, David is creative and resourceful in generating custom tailored solutions to meet the needs of each unique family. He can also function as guardian ad litem for family law cases. David has 19 years of experience.
David Burbidge is versed in all aspects of Iowa family law. You can depend on receiving caring, individualized divorce counsel shaped by your unique situation and goals, beginning with a free 30-minute consultation. David will strive diligently to settle your case amicably and keep you out of court, but we also prepare thoroughly for litigation if that becomes necessary.
David has handled hundreds of cases ranging from straightforward, efficient divorces when parties can agree on all issues to complex, intensely disputed ones requiring mediation or courtroom litigation. He will guide you through all steps in the process, explaining likely outcomes, risks and viable options for:
Establishing child custody and visitation/parenting time, with emphasis on protecting children's futures and maintaining open, productive communication between parents whenever possible.
Obtaining fair and just orders for child support and alimony (spousal support), if applicable.
Negotiating or litigating to ensure equitable property division and allocation of debts.
Addressing any other complex issues unique to your case, such as allegations of domestic violence, other concerns about fitness to parent or the belief that your spouse is concealing assets.
David understands the extreme emotional stress and financial pressure that men and women endure when facing divorce. He strives to relieve those burdens by answering vital questions upfront and targeting favorable outcomes via the most efficient and affordable means possible. If aggressive advocacy in court is the only way to achieve your goals, however, he will provide exactly that and has the procedural knowledge and skill to handle family law appeals.