M. John Riley

M. John Riley

Simpson Legal Group, LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Iowa
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Shannon D. Simpson
Shannon D. Simpson February 22, 2022
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have work opposite of Mike in family law for the last 8 years. Last year I brought him in as a partner in my firm. He has shown dedication and motivation to excel in building relationships with our clients in family law. He provides the best service possible with his knowledge in all aspects of divorce, child custody and child support.
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I am a partner at Simpson Legal Group, LLC. I was a lawyer in Minnesota prior to practicing in Iowa. I I completed the Comprehensive Divorce & Family Mediation from Crilley Mediation Services to become a mediator in my community.

My education started at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN where I received my Bachelor of Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2006, I graduated from Hamline University School of Law with my Juris Doctorate. I am a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.

I was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2013.

Practice Areas
Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
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Professional Experience
General Partner
Simpson Legal Group, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Salvo, Deren, Schenck, Gross, Swain & Argotsinger, P.C.
Associate Attorney
Hoglund Law
University of Phoenix
M.P.A. (2011) | Public Administration
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Hamline University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Minnesota State College & University - Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.S. (2003) | Political Science
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Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar Association  # 29435525
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Mediation Training
Christine L. Crilley of Crilley Mediation Services
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Simpson Legal Group, LLC
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Divorce decree states two weeks on two weeks off with the kids. The ex wants only our daughter full time and not son.
A: A petition for modification needs to be filed to change the current custody arrangement.
Q. I live in the state of Iowa what does filing the requisite affidavit and proceeding with service by publication mean?
A: Google Iowa court forms. The site has legal forms for unrepresented parties.
Q. Getting a divorce, what is the wife entitled to?
A: In Iowa, the Courts will divide property and debts obtained during the marriage. Therefore, if the house was obtained during the marriage, it could be considered marital property.
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Simpson Legal Group, LLC
50 Northcrest Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Telephone: (712) 256-9899
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