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The Central Iowa Academy Of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP) is a consortium of Family Law attorneys who offer a cooperative way to divorce, unlike the traditional adversarial method. The CIACP trains and screens attorneys for membership, and is your best resource in Iowa for finding qualified collaborative lawyers for both you and your spouse. The CIACP is also your best resource in Iowa for finding qualified collaborative professionals such as Child Specialists and Financial Specialists they are available here.

Dawn Hernandez

Attorney at Law, Mediator


Solutions Law Firm PLC

Solutions Law Firm PLC
1515 Linden Street, Ste. 200, Des Moines, IA 50309

As the mother of six children, I value family relationships as the main building block of society. I am therefore acutely aware of the effect each legal circumstance can have on individuals and families. Even when the family unit is experiencing change through divorce, I believe in maintaining dignity and respect through the process. While divorce is always difficult, mature adults can work together so that the divorce process can empower the parties to begin the healing process and move toward closure. Focusing on the best interests of the children involved, a collaborative divorce involves the parties and their attorneys working together to achieve the best possible outcome without any painful and contentious litigation in the courtroom.

I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Services, and attended law school at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. I am bilingual English/Spanish and am passionate about increasing access of our justice system, and collaborative divorce, for marginalized or underserved populations. I opened my own firm in 2019 focused on strengthening individuals and families through zealous advocacy in the areas of family law, immigration law, and estate planning.

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