iowa divorce and family law attorney
Katelyn (Katie) Kurt is an associate attorney in the Whitfield & Eddy Law family law practice group where she works with individuals and families in divorce and family law matters. She advocates for her clients in issues involving child custody, child support, alimony, and modifications. Also, Katie advocates for juvenile clients in juvenile delinquency proceedings and frequently serves as a guardian ad litem (GAL) and Child and Family Reporter (CFR) for kids in high-conflict custody disputes.
Adoption and Guardianship
In addition to custody and dissolution matters, Katie frequently works with clients on private adoptions and frequently represents proposed guardians in juvenile and adult guardianship matters. Katie can assist with domestic adoptions, representation of adoptees, biological parents, or step-parents.
Katie also serves as a mediator, helping parties reach mutual resolution amongst themselves, rather than placing their futures in the hands of the Courts.
Active in the community, Katie is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, and serves as a volunteer for the Iowa Center for Children's Justice.
Prior to receiving her J.D. from Drake University Law School, Katie was a law clerk at Whitfield & Eddy Law and provided legal research and writing for attorneys in litigation and family law matters. At Drake, she was a student attorney in the Children’s Rights Clinic where she represented children in Juvenile Delinquency and Child in Need of Assistance proceedings.
- Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy Law
- Mediation Training, July 2023
- Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, June 2023
News & Events
Events & Speaking Engagements
- Des Moines, Iowa, 06.22.2023
- Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council (2022—present)
- Polk County Bar Association
- Polk County Women Attorneys
- Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
- Iowa Center for Children's Justice
Honors & Recognitions
Honors & Recognitions
- Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project: recognized for pro bono work hours in 2022—2023.
- Iowa Legal Aid: recognized for pro bono work hours in 2022—2023.
- Co-author, "Transportation Law Update: Iowa Chapter," ALFA International Transportation Law Compendium, 2023 Edition
- "Lessons Learned Through Current Ethics Cases," Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, June 2023