Jesse Michael Marzen

Jesse Michael Marzen

We Do The Heavy Lifting So Our Clients Don't Have To
  • Family Law, Divorce, Collections ...
  • Iowa
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We do the heavy lifting so our clients don't have to in Family Law, Commercial Collections, and Tax Law cases.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner & Chief Executive Attorney
Marzen Law Office P.L.L.C.
- Current
County Government
Marzen Law Office P.L.L.C.
Associate Attorney
Eggert, Erb, Frye & Mulcahy
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar Association  # 19605
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National Association of Tax Professionals
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ACA International
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Speaking Engagements
FMLA Issues & Watchpoints, Spring 2016, Waverly, IA
Iowa Workforce Council
Websites & Blogs
Marzen Law Office, P.L.L.C. Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Iowa. Ex left state with children. No court custody arrangement. I'm on the birth Certificates. What to file?..No money
A: There are resources available to help you. For starters, the Iowa Judicial Branch has forms available for folks to represent themselves. Link: Also, the Iowa State Bar Association has a number of programs and associations available. Link: Also, Iowa Legal Aid has the Volunteer Lawyers Program that connects pro bono lawyers with folks needing assistance. Link:
Q. the respondent did not answer divorce. what do I file next.
A: The procedure for a 'Default' (wherein the other person doesn't file an answer within 20 days after being served the Petition and Original Notice), is found in the Civil Procedure Rules. Here is a link to those Rules: Take a look specifically at Rules 1.971 - 1.977.
Q. If items are in my fathers name and my name, can his wife take those items in a divorce?
A: Your step-mother may, or may not, be able to take the items that are listed in yours and his names. It depends on when the item was purchased, and how title to that items got into your and his names. If the item was purchased before he and your stepmother were married, then it is 'pre-marital' property, and he will get to retain that item.

There are many things involved in preparing to dissolve a marriage. Your father should seek the advice of an attorney about specific items in question. That attorney will be able to not only answer your father's questions, but also help him plan for the separation and dissolution of marriage action.
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Contact & Map
West Des Moines Office
5550 Wild Rose Lane
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Telephone: (515) 259-7776
Cell: (844) 841-3652
Fax: (844) 629-6655
Cedar Rapids Office
305 2nd Avenue SE
Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Telephone: (319) 409-6960
Fax: (844) 629-6655
Waverly Office
98 East Bremer Avenue
Suite 101
Waverly, IA 50677
Telephone: (319) 483-5092
Cell: (844) 841-3652
Fax: (844) 629-6655
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