Carney Appleby Law


Diane L. Dornburg Associate


I am passionate about helping families through the rough spots.

After representing parents and children in divorce, custody, child support, domestic violence and all other types of family law cases for more than three decades, I have expanded my practice into more collaborative, family-friendly and child-focused approaches to the changes that come to families.

As your advocate, I give you a realistic view of your case and help you see the range of options available to you.  Family problems are usually best resolved by family members, so I encourage mediation and collaborative or cooperative processes.  If those alternatives are unsuccessful, I am a zealous advocate in the courtroom.

As a third-party neutral, I serve as a mediator, early neutral evaluator and parenting coordinator, working with families to solve problems before, during or after their court cases are complete.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Full-service or limited representation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Parenting Coordination
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Traditional divorce and custody
P (515) 282-6803 • F (515) 282-4700