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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.

Evan J. Starcevic



5550 Wild Rose Lane, Suite 4070 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Evan survived his own parents’ divorce, a custody battle for his daughter, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As if those experiences were not enough, he also decided to make a career of practicing divorce and family law. Helping guide others through difficult circumstances is what he enjoys about the job. Evan has found that collaborative law produces some of the best possible outcomes for families affected by divorce. With legal skills as a divorce lawyer, mediator, and collaborative lawyer, Evan offers clients creative solutions to their marital and family issues. His background in the military gives him specific insights to the unique challenges facing military couples and how their issues can be resolved. Despite growing up a Hawkeye fan, Evan attended Iowa State University where he became a Cyclone and obtained his BA in English with a minor in Military Science. After becoming a member of POEM (the Professional Organization of English Majors), Evan began law school at Drake University. Evan put law school on hold to serve a tour of duty in Iraq. He returned and completed law school, began his legal career in 2007, completed another military tour, and opened the doors to The Law Offices of Evan J. Starcevic, P.C. in 2012. His law practice remains primarily focused on divorce law, with offices located in West Des Moines and Johnston. Evan is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association (Family Law Section), and American Bar Association (Family Law Section). Despite being a veteran and commissioned officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, Evan was trained in collaborative law and admitted to both the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Evan is also a member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Evan volunteers his time to the local community with the Rotary Club of West Des Moines. Evan loves music and sings (poorly), dances (adequately), and is qualified to be thrown out of a perfectly good C-130 with a parachute (and has no desire to do that again). He spends much of his spare time with his beautiful daughter, who has conned him into owning a cat (thank you, Grandpa). Biking, tennis and golf are sports he is not good at but enjoys anyway. Growing up, in addition to being an unpaid intern/farm hand on his family’s beef cattle farm near Albia, Iowa, Evan’s occupations also included detasseling (fired), Hy-Vee (an improvement), pouring concrete (not an improvement), and goose-catching for the Iowa DNR State Wildlife Unit.

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