"Lawyers as Problem Solvers"

A compassionate approach to resolving conflict


Kimberly Stamatelos has been a mediator since 1987 and she has been instrumental in developing mediation in the state of Iowa. Kim is a leader in online mediation and online divorce mediation.  She has mediated thousands of cases in matters large and small and enjoys mediating divorces for couples who want to mediate and stay out of court. Examples of disputes she has mediated include: divorce, property distribution, custody issues, alimony, child support, sale of the marital home, disagreements between parents about child rearing issues, disputes on interpretation of the legal Decree, visitation problems, lack of communication between parents, disputes involving partners, co-habitation, disputes between businesses, families dealing with elderly parents, and all types of civil matters.

Online and Out of Court Divorce

Kimberly Stamatelos developed the first totally online divorce platform in Iowa in 2019 for couples who agree on most things. UnHitchUs.com provides a flat fee online divorce in Iowa and is meant for couples who agree on most things and want a do-it-yourself divorce without having to go to court.  UnHitchUs lets the clients design their divorce but still have a consultation with Kimberly Stamatelos in an online divorce consultation.

Another option for out of court divorce in Iowa is collaborative divorce. Kimberly Stamatelos  has handled many  collaborative divorces and has been a lead collaborative law trainer  to other attorneys for over 15 years. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She co-founded the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals practice group in 2013.

The most important aspect of a collaborative divorce is, the parties and attorneys agree in a contract, that they will not go to court but will negotiate the settlement of their divorce instead. If the negotiation breaks down, the parties must dismiss the collaborative lawyers and hire litigation attorneys. Most of the collaborative divorce is done in the same room with the parties and the lawyers working respectfully and cooperatively. Many collaborative divorces are now being done online.

Parenting Coordination

Kimberly Stamatelos is one of the first attorneys in Iowa to be trained as a parenting coordinator (PC), in 2009 and she enjoys helping parents in conflict find peace. She is a leader in online parenting coordination and offers online PC sessions after hours and on weekends all over the country.  The parenting coordinator, helps co- parents who are still in conflict after the divorce or separation make decisions and learn skills in how to work together for the best interest of their children. The PC can assist in the implementation or interpretation of the parenting plan and can help the parties understand the needs of the children so the children can thrive in a home without stress caused by parents who are in high conflict.